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TOP SIGHTS IN LEÓN

Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Héroes (Triumphal Arch)

Symbol of the city made in 1893 to commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the Independence of Mexico.

The arch is crowned by a three-meter-long bronze lion, the work of sculptor Humberto Peraza. The arch is located on the Heroes' Causeway.

On March 16, 1958 the Lion was added, the sculpture is made of masonry, bricks, rod, mixing and modeling with cement. The Lion was exhibited for several days in the Municipal Palace and then mounted on this arch. Occasionally, the city government decorates the arch to give it a more patriotic look.

Location

Calle Calz. de los Heroes No. 104, Centro, León, Gto.

Casa de las Monas

This building dates back to 1870.

It was the Government Palace, Municipal Palace and currently houses one of the galleries of the Cultural Institute of León, it also has a nice restaurant.

Its name (House of the dolls), so popular among the residents, comes from the caryatids that adorn its façade, which give the impression of holding the weight of this symbolic building in their arms.

Location

Calle 5 de Mayo 129, Col. Centro, León, Gto.

Hours

Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:00 hrs.

Estadio “Nou Camp”

It is the modern stadium that was the World Cup venue in 1986 and is home to Club León.

Its name means “new field” in Catalan and it was named because of its resemblance to the Barcelona Club stadium in Spain.

It has a capacity of 31,297 spectators and was built in 1967.

Due to its excellent location and facilities, this stadium hosted matches for the 1970 FIFA World Cup, the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It also hosted football matches during the 1968 Olympic Games. 

Location

Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos No. 1810, La Martinica, León, Gto.

Mulza Outlet

It is located in what was a huge industrial warehouse. It is the largest shopping center specialized in footwear and leather goods in America, with more than 450 brands where you can authentically find more than a million footwear options.

It is a place where you can understand why León is known as the “shoe capital of the world.” It has a curious little train that takes you arround the shopping center.

Location

Calle Calz. de los Heroes No. 104, Centro, León, Gto.

Hours

Monday to Friday from 10:30 - 20:30 hrs. Saturdays from 10:00 - 21:00 hrs. Sundays from 10:00 - 20:00 hrs.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

This building has housed the local government since 1869.

It was built in an Jonic style, over the Great College of the Seminary of the Pauline Fathers, who left the city in 1860.

From 1861 to 1867 it was used as military army barracks until the French Intervention.

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Location

Benito Juárez No.102, Col. Centro, León, Gto.

Estadio “Nou Camp”

It is the modern stadium that was the World Cup venue in 1986 and is home to Club León.

Its name means “new field” in Catalan and it was named because of its resemblance to the Barcelona Club stadium in Spain.

It has a capacity of 31,297 spectators and was built in 1967.

Due to its excellent location and facilities, this stadium hosted matches for the 1970 FIFA World Cup, the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It also hosted football matches during the 1968 Olympic Games.

Location

Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos No. 1810, La Martinica, León, Gto.

It is one of the most representative plazas in León, also known as the Main Square.

It is one of the most representative plazas in León, also known as the Main Square.

Its name (Martyrs Square) is due to the event that occurred on January 2, 1946 when many citizens lost their lives when confronting the troops of General Bonifacio Salinas for an electoral dispute.

Puedes caminar junto a los árboles bellamente cuidados.
 

Plaza Fundadores

According to the history of the city, there was a parish cemetery called San Francisco Cemetery here.

When the cemetery was closed, the Mercado Hidalgo, also known as Parían, was established in this place, an elegant neoclassical-style quarry market that burned in 1929, and over time it became one of the most emblematic points of the city.

The elements that characterize this square are the Lions fountain and the plaque that remembers the founders.

 

Location

Ortiz de Domínguez s/n, Col. Centro, León, Gto.

Zona Peatonal (Pedestrian Zone)

Located in the heart of the city.

This area is closed to vehicle traffic so you can walk quietly enjoying all the historic buildings in the area.

In addition, it is also a place where you will find a wide variety of establishments with pleasant terraces where you can enjoy typical dishes and refreshing drinks.

Location

Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos No. 1810, La Martinica, León, Gto.

Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in León. The first stone was laid in 1921 and its construction took more than 90 years.

Its architecture is in a majestic neo-Gothic style, it is tall, bright and has beautiful stained glass windows.

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Location

Calle Francisco I. Madero No. 721, Col. Centro, León, Gto.

3 Must See Attractions in León

Templo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles

Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato

Metropolitano Parque de León

PROSPEROUS CITY WITH COLONIAL FLAVOR

 

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