Free Street art tour León Nicaragua

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on January 23, 2018

We are a friendly team, focused on our history, culture, and many other fantastic features that make our city unique and beautiful. Free Walking Tour León (The Original) has been running for more than 3 years, and the street art tour (a shorter tour focused on the murals). we have walked with many people around our crazy city. We are happy and proud to offer this trek as it is the only complete tour in León and in all of Nicaragua! and of course! for walkers like you!! Come join us and experience the city while learning about the history through interesting murals, colonial churches, volcanoes, traditional food and why not? many suggestions that will make you feel more comfortable during your stay and ready to discover león on your own. # FreeWalkingTourLeón

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The urban artwork tells us the history of Nicaragua until the 19th century and offers a vision of the identity of Nicaraguans, illustrating their battles, chaotic and vibrant moments.

Precisely in one of these moments - in the 80s, in a time of struggle and reconstruction - the muralist movement was born, which soon spread like wildfire to such an extent that, in a short time, more than 1,000 murals were painted in Nicaragua.

Then it is the turn of other murals, which allude to the revolution - of which León has become the capital - and offer us some of the most representative images of the 20th century.
This free tour will be like watching a documentary about the past, present and perhaps the future of the country.

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  • Meeting point:
    C4PC+5G7, Av. Central Nte., León, Nic...
    C4PC+5G7, Av. Central Nte., León, Nicaragua
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    in front of the great mural, with the children running, in that little square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ishai 22 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
In two hours, I have learnt so much about Nicaragua! Marlon leads the tour in a very original way, portraying the country's history through murals. He's clever, super knowlegeable & professional, and his English is impeccable.
Aran 13 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
As a fan of street art culture, I was pretty disappointed by this tour. It followed basically the same route as the regular walking tour offered by this company and only really talked about 2 or 3 murals the entire 2 hours. Much attention was paid to describing the people and events in the murals, but nothing was mentioned of the artists or the messages that they intended to convey. Also, the murals spoken about in this tour were all commission works, which is a very small part of street art culture, and much less culturally significant than the various tags, pieces and murals that we passed by during the tour. This tour also took us into a museum which we had to pay for which for me personally is not acceptable on a free walking tour. The guide gave us a tour of the museum which, while the information was interesting, had literally nothing to do with street art. To sum up, I think the creators of this tour are unaware of what the street art movement is about. Perhaps they are trying to capitalize on the popularity of street art tours offered by other companies in other cities. You will get 90% of the info in this tour in the regular free walking tour offered by "the original". If you are wanting to learn about local artists, activism or cultural movements, you won't be very satisfied with this tour.
Cecilie 01 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
The booking was never confirmed and I never got a message telling whether the tour was happening or not or whether I could do it another day
Paul 01 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Very friendly and very informative guide. Enjoyable 2.5 hours finished with a much needed iced coffee. Highly recommend our guide she was great
nelleke 24 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Sibel was realy nice and smart! She knows so much and speaks very easy and well English. There was a lot of information but she made it very entertaining. Would definitely recommend this tour. As well as the general walking tour with Leo btw...;)
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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