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Leรณn Cathedral

Built between 1747 and the early 19th century to the design of Guatemalan architect Diego Josรฉ de Porres Esquivel, the monument expresses the transition from Baroque to Neoclassical architecture and its style can be considered to be eclectic. The Cathedral is characterized by the sobriety of its interior decoration and the abundance of natural light. The vault of the Sanctuary, however, presents rich ornamentation. The Cathedral houses important works of art including a wooden Flemish altarpiece, and paintings of the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross by Nicaraguan artist Antonio Sarria (late 19th and early 20th centuries).

Since 2011 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Marco for the postcard.

nicaragua - leon catedral