The city of Leon, in Northern Nicaragua is a cultural center, university town and the second 'colonial' city in Nicaragua after Granada.

It is home to the largest cathedral in Central America, churches galore, art collections and historic sites.

The bullet holes that can still be seen on buildings throughout the town- from the 1979 revolution - and its many murals and statues bear testimony to its pro-Sandinista history.

Only a 30 minute bus ride from the heat of Leon is the Pacific beach of Las Penitas.

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