León Cathedral World Heritage Site

Cathedral in Nicaragua

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Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, León
Catedral de la Asuncíon de María de León (in Spanish)
Kathedrale Leon 2.JPG
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceDiocese of León
Year consecrated1860
Location
LocationLeón, Nicaragua
Geographic coordinates12°26′6″N 86°52′41″W / 12.43500°N 86.87806°W / 12.43500; -86.87806Coordinates: 12°26′6″N 86°52′41″W / 12.43500°N 86.87806°W / 12.43500; -86.87806
Architecture
Architect(s)Diego José de Porres Esquivel
StyleBaroque and Neoclassical
Groundbreaking1747
Completed1814
Official name: León Cathedral
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iv
Designated2011 (35th session)
Reference no.1236rev
State Party Nicaragua
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
The interior of the cathedral.

The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, also known as the "Real and Renowned Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary"(Spanish: Real e Insigne Basílica de la Asunción de la Bienaventurada Virgen María), is a significantly important and historic landmark in Nicaragua. The Cathedral was awarded World Heritage Site status with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The site's nomination is Nicaragua's third cultural landmark, following the ruins of León Viejo and El Güegüense.


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