Photographer's Note

León - Iglesia San Juan and small funfair

Not much on the church of San Juan can be found in guidebooks.
Neither on internet but the Lonely Planet Guide mentions it has been built in the 1850s. That’s it! It’s not located along the tourist trail of the city of León and I accidentally passed by after I had completely misdirected myself.

I’ve said before that in León almost all churches (except one) and the cathedral are oriented with their front facade (always the most decorated facade) towards the afternoon sun. Also the Iglesia San Juan. Well seen from the Spaniards.

In Nicaragua there are two cities that are much frequented by foreign visitors: These are Granada and León. (With the problems in the current circumstances I should write ‘that were much frequented …’)
Granada is the closest to the international airport and the capital and receives (received) the most tourists from abroad. It also has more restored buildings and more colourful houses than León, the second most visited city.

In Granada you can take numerous beautiful pictures. Still, I rather lost my heart in León.
I found León much more a city where you see the real Nicaraguan life and where the commercial stamp of Granada is still missing.

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