Delve into the rich history of León Viejo — the oldest Spanish colonial settlement in the Americas — on a full-day trip from Managua. Alongside your guide, you’ll discover the UNESCO-listed site of Leon Viejo and learn of the abandoned settlement’s history and culture. Hear of how Spanish settlers built the town and how they left it in fear of the Momotombo volcano’s devastating eruptions. Then, capture the vibrant atmosphere of León during a brief tour of its vibrant architecture. Round-trip transport from your Managua hotel and beverages are included.
Full-day tour of León Viejo from Managua
Marvel at the ruins of the oldest Spanish colonial settlement in the Americas
Learn about the colonial history of León Viejo from your guide
Explore the thriving town of León and appreciate its architecture
Round-trip transport from Managua hotels is included
After pickup from your Managua hotel, board an air-conditioned coach destined for the ruins of León Viejo — a UNESCO-listed Spanish colonial settlement that is the oldest in the Americas.
On arrival at the 16th-century site, embark on a guided tour of the complex with your guide. As you hear stories from the city’s prosperous past, imagine a thriving settlement before it was abandoned due to fears of the Momotombo volcano’s eruption.
Then, travel to the city of León to enjoy its vibrant architecture and the electric atmosphere created by a large student population. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Managua hotel.