Travellers and tourists visiting Mexico are familiar with its major cities and seaside resorts while not being really aware of the many other hidden gems the nation has to offer. One such historical city with a colourful and interesting cultural heritage as well, is the city of Leon, in Guanajuato State in the centre of Mexico. It is famous the world over for its excellent leather goods and also holds the title of Shoe Capital of the world. The leather products here are of the highest standards of craftsmanship and famous the world over for their beauty and quality. Apart from being a prominent business destination in Mexico, there are many places of historical and cultural interest as well to explore.
With the city slowly gaining traction as a tourist attraction there are several three and four-star Hoteles En Leon Guanajuato to choose from.
Travellers looking for luxury accommodation at competitive prices will find the Hotel San Francisco ideally suited to their needs.
A three-star property the Hotel Leon GTO is a preferred choice among business travellers and visitors holidaying in the city.
Some of the notable spots to explore in Leon include:
Expiatorio Church: Renowned for its architectural beauty, built in the neo-gothic style, the Expiatorio Church houses beautiful stained glass windows with 20 altars built in different styles. It also has a number of catacombs to explore and is open for visitors all year round. One of the most beautiful places of worship to visit in Leon, when in town!
Metropolitano Ecological Park: One of the best natural spots in the city the Metropolitano Park is protected natural sanctuary that is near the Palote Dam. It plays host to the popular annual balloon festival the Festival Internacional del Globo.
Explora Science Centre: One of the best attractions to visit with the family is the Explora Science Centre with various interactive themed galleries and the largest IMAX screen in Central America.
Guanajuato Culture Forum: A great place to learn about the culture of Leon is the Guanajuato Culture Forum that houses the Museum of Art and History of GTO as well as the Bicentenario Theatre. There are plenty of exhibits and cultural events held all through the year at the forum.
Leon Zoo: The Zoo is unsurprisingly one of the biggest draws in the city with more than 200 species of animals ranging from polar bears to African lions. The highlight of a visit to the zoo is going on a night safari of the place.
León Stadium: It is the home of the city’s local football team the Leon FC. Located in the downtown area it is close to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment venues in the city.
Manuel Doblado Theatre: A must-visit for theatre lovers the Manual Doblado Theatre organises a packed schedule of exhibitions, cultural events and musical concerts at its many halls all year long. It also plays host to a number of events of the famous Festival Internacional Cervantino hosted every year in October.