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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Identification

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Cathedral of Leon
327652

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
masonry
baroque

Usages

church

Facts

  • The building is one of the best naturally illuminated cathedrals in America.
  • Nicaragua's most famous poet, Rubén Darío, is buried in the cathedral.
  • This is the largest cathedral in Central America.
  • One of the cellars in the cathedral provides an entrance to an extensive tunnel system that connects several churches in León.
  • The seven cellars under the cathedral provide stability in the event of earthquakes.
  • In order to fund construction and maintenance, people were offered the possibility to be buried below the cathedral.
  • The cathedral has 34 domes which help provide both ventilation and light.

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Location

Central Plaza
León
Nicaragua

Technical Data

2
1747
1860

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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