This tour gives you the opportunity to see the Ruins of the Old Leon City, first capital of Nicaragua founded in 1524 by Spanish Captain Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba.This city had to move to its actual location in 1610 due to a volcanic eruption. The Ruins of Old Leon City were declared World Site Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in the year 2000. Leon was the capital of Nicaragua for over 200 years, until it was replaced by Managua in 1851.Amazing view of Xolotlán Lake, Momotombo and Momotombito Volcano, Learn about the construction of colonial roof tiles and bricks. The park is well set up and you will get a guide who will show you around. There are many signboards that tell something about the history of the city. You can also walk up a hill from where you have a great view of the lake, the Momotombo volcano, and the other volcanoes surrounding the city.
Transportation, bilingual (English-Spanish) guide and entrances fees.
Long pants, comfortable shoes and camera.
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