The city of León, Guanajuato, was founded in 1576 as “Villa de León”. One of the most highly developed tourist destinations in the central region of the country, León is a perfect mix of old and new, boasting great weather, excellent roads and transportation, delicious food and local arts and crafts.
Visitors are assured a warm welcome to Mexico’s Footwear Capital. Here in León you can find an extensive variety of leather goods, from shoes to luggage, saddlery and craftwork. A leading proponent of Industry 4.0, the city also has flourishing automotive and IT industries.
Ranked among the Latin American cities with the highest standard of living, the so-called “pearl” of the Bajío region is also home to architectural gems like the Cathedral of Our Lady of Light, the Church of the Sacred Heart, the Metropolitan Park and the Cultural Forum.
The city of León is the standard-bearer of modernity in the state of Guanajuato, setting the bar in terms of conventions and business tourism. In 2018 alone, the Poliforum León hosted over 450 events, while exhibitions like the International Balloon Festival have put León on the world map.
Guanajuato Museum of Art and History
Guanajuato Museum of Art and History The museum has an exhibition area spanning 4,000 square meters and three levels with halls dedicated to: regional culture, Mexican sculpture and temporary exhibitions. Prol. Calzada de los Héroes No. 908, Col. La Martinica Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus One of the city’s most emblematic buildings, this church is built in the Neo-Gothic style and took almost 90 years to complete. It has stained glass windows depicting passages from the Bible and seven catacombs. Francisco I. Madero No. 721, Col. Centro.
This Catholic church in the Historic Center of León is the metropolitan seat of the archdiocese of León. Álvaro Obregón No. 112 Col. Centro http://madresantisimadelaluz.org/
Plaza del Zapato
Latin America’s first shopping mall specializing in footwear stocks over 80 Mexican and international brands, making it the largest in Mexico and the most well-known in León. Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos No. 1601, Col. Los Gavilanes. Monday-Sunday, 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Metropolitan Park This beautiful park is one of the city’s main attractions and offers a full range of services. Perfect for a day with the family in the great outdoors. Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos, Col. Presa el Palote http://www.parquemetroleon.com/