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“Important Historical site”

Ruins of Leon Viejo
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US$56.50*
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Private Walking Tour of Leon Viejo Ruins
Ranked #10 of 43 things to do in Leon
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Owner description: Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
Florida
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253 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Important Historical site”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

If you want to know some interesting history about Leon make a stop here. This site is also a Unesco World Heritage site. It only takes like 30 minutes to walk through and view the ruins, though they are not very visually exciting there is a lot of great history that is actually a bit gruesome. There are lots of nice plants in the area here and an excellent view of Momotombo and Momotombito Volcanoes here. I am not a big history or museum person but i enjoyed this stop, it was outside and i got to walkt around while some told me a story of the past. Also lots of great birds here to.

Visited October 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
West Palm Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not Much to See”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

There really isn't a whole lot to see here. Ruins of some walls only a few feet high. There was one English speaking guide who did a nice job explaining what little there was to explain. There is a spot on top of a hill that offered a great view of the valley and the volvano. The visit was intersting but probably not worth the designation as a United Nations World Heritage Site, just not that much there.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

The ruins aren't that substantial, but the landscape is beautiful, and the history is very cool. Went with Tierra Tours

Visited April 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great experience if you like history.”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

You have to be a history buff to really appreciate this unique site. It is a work in progress, so it helps to have some imagination. Otherwise, it probably would not be worth the time and effort to get there.

Visited February 2013
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Dublin Ireland
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296 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Old Leon”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

The ruins here are not great, just a lot of walls, some sticking 4 feet out of the ground. As I say there is not a lot to see here but it is a good days outing. Many people leave here disappointed

Visited February 2013
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