Leon Tourist Places to Visit in Leon, Mexico, America

Leon Tourist Places to Visit in Leon, Mexico, America

Leon is the seat of Leon municipality in Guanajuato state of Mexico, is considered as the social and commercial capital of Guanajuato state, located around 390 km northwest of Mexico City. Leon is considered as one of the most livable city in Mexico with its fine infrastructure and quality of living. It is also known for its leather and hotel industries and entertainment centers.


Geography of Leon:

Leon covers an area of 1,219.67 sq. km. and is located at an altitude of 1,815 meters above sea level. Leon coordinates with 21°07′ degree north latitude and 101°41′ degree east longitude. Leon experiences a humid subtropical climate.


History of Leon:

As per the order of Viceroy Martin Enriquez de Almanza, Juan Bautista de Orozco established Leon as village on 20th January 1576.


How to reach Leon?

It takes around 45 minutes to reach Guanajuato International Airport from Mexico City Airport and it costs around $300USD. From there tourists can take taxi to central Leon and it costs $30 USD, takes 40 minutes. Other than domestic locations, Guanajuato Airport has connection with Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Houston, served by Aeromexico, American Eagle and United Airlines.

The local bus system called ‘Optibus’ serves all around the city by both general and hi-tech buses.


Food and Shopping in Leon:

Because of the presence of larger leather industries, there are quality shoe, boots, belts and jackets are available at low prices in Leon’s shops, don’t forget to purchase.

The major restaurants in Leon include:

  • Aromas Restaurante
  • La Kosina Du ble
  • La Vaka
  • El Patio Andaluz
  • Museo Panteon Taurino
  • La Estancia Argentina


Places of interest in Leon:

Metropolitan Park:

Metropolitan Park is spread over an area of 260 hectares featuring rose garden, orchards, picnic tables, bicycle paths, train and much more. It is open from 6:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.


Basilica Cathedral:

Basilica Cathedral is dedicated to patron saint of Leon, the Virgin of Light. It was constructed in 1975 with interior chapels and a peculiar style fore.


Leon Zoo:

Leon Zoo houses abundance of native and exotic animals along the lake with aquatic birds. Tourists can also enjoy the ride of miniature train here. Tourists are allowed between Monday and Sunday.


Other places of interest in Leon include:

  • Our Lady of Angeles Church
  • Martyrs Square
  • Triumphal Arch
  • Bullfighting Museum
  • San Juan de Dios Church and Garden
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Bowl Leon
  • Explora Science Center Museums
  • Plaza Martires del 2 de Enero
  • Plaza de los Fundadores
  • Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
  • Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes
  • Parroquia de San Sebastian
  • Plaza del Zapato
  • Teatro Manuel Doblado


Best time to visit Leon:

Between September and December will be the best time to travel Leon to watch historical sites and natural attractions.


Accommodation options in Leon:

Leon houses many well facilitated hotels with spa, bar, travel desk, package tours and airport shuttle facilities and leisure services and the hotel rooms are decorated as per the comfort of the guests.  Spa facilities include facials, massage, beauty services, sauna and steam room. All these facilities are available at affordable budget. List of major hotels in Leon include:

  • Terranova Zona Piel
  • Radisson Poliforum Plaza Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Leon
  • Hotel Monte Leon
  • Hotel Mexico Plaza Centro Max
  • Holiday Inn Leon
  • Hotel Ejecutivo Mexico Plaza Poliforum
  • La Estancia Hotel
  • City Express Leon
  • Hotel Leon
  • Howard Johnson Hotel Condesa
  • NE Hotel Nueva Estancia
  • Enterprise Inn
  • Holiday Inn Leon
  • Fiesta Inn Leon
  • Hotel del Campestre

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