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15 Jan 2019
“Best part of visit was view of volcano”
25 Sep 2018
“Lots to see at the ruins of Old Leon”
Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
Puerto Momotombo, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 8860 5362
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

I didn't get this place - just a bunch of bricks in holes in the ground. The best part was the amazing view of Momotombo volcano smoking in the distance with Lake Managua in front. I would not recommend visiting here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is quite an interesting historic site. It's quite large and well laid out by the Spanish. Most buildings no longer stand, except for their foundation. Make sure to get an English guide to make your tour more informative. Guides are provided by the park....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dod2015
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Fantastic ruins. Steeped in history. The footprint of the old town is much larger than expected. Offered an eye-witness view into the lives of those who settle here originally. Quite charming! At the lookout, enjoy an impressive vista of Momotombo Volcano as well as its...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dod2015
Reviewed 16 December 2017

a lovely place to spend a few hours having just arrived in Nicaragua. A fascinating place with some amazing bird life too. Views are pretty good too.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TheBear54
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We loved visiting the ruins, hearing about the history from the tour guide, who was very informative, and the view of Momotombo volcano was spectacular! There isn't much else in the area, but someone suggested we go to Origin Adventure Park next to Asososca Lagoon....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SazzlePops10
Reviewed 26 November 2017

After being to ruins around the world, I love the opportunity to compare and contrast. These ruins are relatively protected and a UNESCO site. They were discovered by a farmer, much like the Terra Cotta army in China. The area is lush and beautiful. Great...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins of this once capital city reminds us of the power of nature and what an earthquake and distant volcano can do. Our guide made the history of the event in 1610 interesting and educational. We walked a good...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Takarehi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The site seems eerily quiet. My imagination always get a little carried away walking around architectural digs such as Leon Viejo. The level of energy that must have gone into building this abandoned city must have been impressive. The quietude today is broken by the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank George H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Did not expect it to be so interesting. Beautiful setting near lake. Amazing history that is not so well known. Good guide is neede

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JFswe
Reviewed 19 March 2017

this was very interesting and has a great history. Plus you see the steaming volcano Momotombo in the background

Date of experience: January 2017
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