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Ruins of León Viejo
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Ruins of León Viejo

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Nicaragua
Best of: Ruins
Description:
León Viejo is one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlements in the Americas. It did not develop and so its ruins are outstanding testimony to the social and economic structures of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century. Moreover, the site has immense archaeological potential.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Ruins of León Viejo", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.