Enjoy the experience of exploring the ruins of the Ciudad Vieja Leon, the first capital of Nicaragua, founded in 1524 by Spanish captain Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba on the shores of the Momotombo volcano. By several earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 1610, this city was relocated 53 miles (90 km) north of Managua. After the 1 hour trip on a scenic road along the lake Xolotlan or Lake Managua, with a breathtaking view of the Old City Momotombito Momotombo and volcanoes. We end our tour with a stroll through the San Jacinto Volcanic Fields, a place where hot steam and gas bubbles through the deep mud volcano Telica Field is not large, but it is interesting as it is hot walk to see the different holes that vary in size and color. The sometimes mud thrown small pebbles and steam is always being thrown by many children in the area offer their guide, which is a good idea since there is no sign indicating where it is safe to walk and locals know where to take.
On your way to Leon, you will enjoy the scenic road along the lake Xolotlan or Lake Managua, with a breathtaking view of the Old City Momotombito Momotombo and volcanoes. León was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
You will visit the Cathedral which is the largest colonial religious building in Central America. The remains of the immortal and internationally known poet Ruben Dario rest here yet. Enjoy a visit to the Museum Ruben Dario Ortiz-Gurdián Art Gallery (a major private art galleries in Latin America) and several other important sites.
You will end your tour with a stroll through the San Jacinto Volcanic Fields, a place where hot steam and gas bubbles. You will walk and see the different holes that vary in size and color.
Places to visit:
Visit to the Ruins of León Viejo
Visit to Momotombo Port
Visit to the Cathedral Basilica of León.
Visit to main churches; The Collection, El Calvario, Las Mercedes and San Francisco.
Tour of the Rubén Darío Museum House.
Hot Springs de San Jacinto