Leon Viejo & Metropolitan City

Tour Number

Activity Level

455256


Categories

Other, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

A quick visit to the historical past and the rich culture of León!


The Ruins of Leon Viejo is an archeological site and park of the original town of Leon founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba. This town used to be the economic capital of the colony until its inhabitants abandoned it in 1610 for fear of the constantly erupting Momotombo volcano nearby. The town inhabitants relocated 30 kilometers west to where the current city of Leon is located. Archaeological excavations began recently in 1999. In 2000, Leon Viejo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park is well maintained and a guide will explain the colonial history behind the ruins of old buildings. After a visit to old Leon, you'll have a chance to see the actual city of Leon and indulge in its rich colonial architecture and history.

Itinerary

08:30am - Pick up
09:30am - Arrival to Leon Viejo
11:00am - Tasting Quesillo & Tiste
12:00pm - Lunch time Leon City
01:30pm - Walking tour you will be visiting differents and important site like Ruben Dario house, Cathedral, Tradions museum, and other
04:30pm - Transfer back to Managua

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: *Private tour* Pick up at any time on your hotel/hostal at any time between 08:30pm and 10:00am (local time)

End Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Start time Tour around 07:00am - Ending time: 06:30pm

What’s Included

Other: Round trip transport from Managua to Leon Viejo and Leon.
Bilingual guide
1 Bottle of water
Entrance fees to Leon Viejo
Lunch on the route & no alcoholic drink
Entrance fee to visit to the Cathedral Basílica of León; visit to Rubén Darío house museum & visit to the museum of legends and traditions
*Restrictions apply

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 usd - Just in case that you want tog et some souvenirs or handicraft

What’s Extra

Other: This tour does not include alcoholic beverages; Stops to supply snacks may be possible if you require it.
Extra activities on the site of interest available and may incur extra expense. It is possible to buy cigarettes or alcoholic beverages only if you are of legal age.

Restrictions

We don't have any restriction.

Private tour guide Fernando

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