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Leon

Iglesia de El Calvario
The Old and the New

November 6th 2007
We used Managua as a base for a couple of day trips to Old Leon and Leon. First Old Leon - Leon Viejo. We took a minibus from UCA heading to Leon for N$30 each and were dropped at La Paz Centro on the main road. We asked about the bus to Momotombo and were told it was a good 20 blocks to the terminal where the bus left from. So we took a N$100 taxi ride the 15 kms to Leon Viejo and he dropped ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Nicaragua » Northern Pacific Coast » Leon

Nicaraguan Flag The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the fir... ... read more
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