*The Original* Free Walking Tour León-Nicaragua

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
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 payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

* The Original * Free Walking Tour is the Welcome tour to all of the travelers of the World coming to Nicaragua. In León, the oldest city in the country while walking around its Historical Center!! we´ll bump into with: History, Culture, Gastronomy, friendly People, beautiful Churches, Monuments and several Murals. they are the vivid memories of a City that still remains its colonial heritage, land of crazy poets and artists. Santiago de los Caballeros de León, it was called in 1524 by Spanish settlers. And it was designated as the first capital of Nicaragua by Captain Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. León has been the brain of the Nation and the center of the most important historical facts. thus, discovering and knowing about León is knowing about Nicaragua!

* The first Capital of Nicaragua.
 * Headquarters of the first University and 2 in Central America (UNAN).
* Cradle of the largest Nicaraguan Rubén Darío, prince of the letras Castellanas.
* Capital of the Sandinista Popular Revolution until the fall of the Somoza dictatorship.
* FSLN Foundation, Sandinista National Liberation Front.
* Heritage site that has 2 of the 4 cultural resources declared by UNESCO.

Many events of national and regional importance talk the history about the Colonial City of León. It's a excellent place to live experiences in; Volcanoes, Beaches, Islands, Traditions, Gastronomy, Nights of Music and Latin Dances, Learn Spanish, Rural Communities, Natural Reserves and a lot of experiences waiting for you.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av. Central Nte., León, Nicaragua
    Av. Central Nte., León, Nicaragua
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    Avenida Central Norte, Across the street from the Tourist Information Office

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).

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Carmen 29 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Really Nice tour, Lio knew a lot and especially the market with the foodtasting was great!
Hannah 28 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
I loved the tour! Really informative and fun.
Joanna 24 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Tour was in English rather than the Spanish we has booked = not what we wanted
Kim 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Went this morning on an original walking tour in historic downtown Leon. Started at 9am. We had 31 people in our tour that was lead by Leo. Leo was absolutely fantastic. Well spoken, thorough, interested in being very interactive with the group and was a joy to spend a couple hours with to better understand the history and culture of Nicaragua. Stoped at several key, and historical places as well as a fun stop at the market where we tried local food acquired through a small donation from the tour group. Leo was not only excellent at telling us about the history of the country he also was a wealth of knowledge in respect to where to eat, nightlife possibilities and other attractions in Leon that are a must to see. This was quite a large group for a tour however he handled it very well and there were no issues as everything ran smoothly. High praise for Leo as this has been our best tour in Central America, And Nicaragua is the fourth country that we have visited. My wife and I are Canadian Travellers and know good service when we see it. Leo was top notch, English was excellent and he had a great way of telling the story of Nicaragua. A story that you should hear when you are in Leon for a visit.
nelleke 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Leo was very social and entertaining. He told us in general a lot about the city, culture, history and culture of Nica. Very easy to understand. You can tell that he is having fun as well during the walk. I did the street art tour in the morning so I was a bit afraid that it was partly the same information but there where a lot of differences. I enjoyed it!
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If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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