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.

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Ruins of León Viejo

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DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Nicaragua 
Category
Cultural
Name
Ruins of León Viejo
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2000
Keyword
Registered in 2000, Ruins