10 Most Interesting Things to Do in Nicaragua


5. Visit the two Leóns

León Viejo is named after the city of Leon in Spain. It was established in 1524 and abandoned less than a century later, after earthquakes flattened it. Today, Leon Viejo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 19th century, Nicaragua established a new León as its capital. While this city is no longer the capital of Nicaragua, it’s an important university town. It has a fascinating Museum of the Revolution that describes the history of the Sandinista movement, and some grand old-world Spanish architecture.