Leon Cathedral, Nicaragua
Built between 1747 and the early 19th century, Leon Cathedral expresses the transition from Baroque to Neo-Classic with sober decoration. Leon Cathedral is is characterized by the sobriety of its interior decoration and the abundance of natural light. This Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of León, is is the largest cathedral in Central America. The Cathedral was recently designated World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Leon Cathedral is a must-see when visiting the historical university city of León. You will find also the Tomb of the famous Nicaraguan poet, Rubén Darío, guarded by a weeping lion.