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UNESCO Sites in Nicaragua

Nicaragua unesco sites
Nicaragua UNESCO sites
unesco world heritage sites

Nicaragua UNESCO has registered 2 sites on the World Heritage list and 5 on the tentative list.

Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.

More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Nicaragua and the corresponding map.

Nicaragua UNESCO list

  1. León Cathedral
  2. Ruins of León Viejo

Nicaragua UNESCO Map

Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Nicaragua.


  1. León Cathedral, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Light, is a historic cathedral in León in Nicaragua. The cathedral was built in the 18th century and reflected a unique blend of Baroque and neoclassical architectural styles.
  2. Ruins of León Viejo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the modern city of León in Nicaragua. The site contains the remains of the original colonial city of León, which was founded in the 16th century but was abandoned following a series of volcanic eruptions. The ruins include the foundations of several buildings, including a church and a convent, as well as a number of well-preserved cobblestone streets and other features of the original city plan.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nicaragua have protected places for their cultural and natural importance.

Sites on the Tentative List

  1. Fortress of the Immaculate Conception
  2. The Natural Reserve “Miskitos Keys”
  3. The Natural Reserve “Bosawas”
  4. Volcan Masaya National Park
  5. The City of Granada and its natural environment