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Nicaragua, Leon Cathedral

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Location León, Nicaragua
Coordinates N12 26 6 W86 52 41
Property 0.77 ha
Date of Inscription 2011

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1236 )

Built between 1747 and the early 19th century to the design of Guatemalan architect Diego José de Porres Esquivel, the monument expresses the transition from Baroque to Neoclassical architecture and its style can be considered to be eclectic. The Cathedral is characterized by the sobriety of its interior decoration and the abundance of natural light. The vault of the Sanctuary, however, presents rich ornamentation. The Cathedral houses important works of art including a wooden Flemish altarpiece, and paintings of the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross by Nicaraguan artist Antonio Sarria (late 19th and early 20th centuries).

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