Vacations to Leon, Mexico offer a number of fun and exciting things to do for travelers. If you’re considering taking a trip to this part of the country, here are just a few of the many different things to do.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!
Leon, Mexico is known as the shoe capital of the world so for many people, the first thing they do is to go shopping for shoes. Many people find that prices are extremely inexpensive compared to bigger cities in Mexico and two of the most popular places to shop are Plaza Mayor and Plaza del Zapato. Shoe stores in Plaza Mayor include 3 Hermanos, Aretina Company, C&A, Capa de Ozono, Condorin and many more. Stores in Plaza del Zapato include Steve Madden, Crocs, The Zapateria, Perugia, Botas Je-Ver, Montana and more. Shoes are inexpensive here because the region has many leather tanneries and shoe factories. Also, if you’re considering a visit and really want to find some amazing shoes, consider planning your visit to correspond with SAPICA, the biggest international shoe fair in the country.
Temple Expiatorio Del Sagrado Corazon De Jesus
If you enjoy touring old churches, pay a visit to Temple Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Construction is still ongoing on this church, which was begun in 1920. Its design is based on old European cathedrals from medieval times, but the biggest draw of this church is its stained glass and the catacombs. The church actually raises money for its construction and operating costs by selling spots in its crypt and the catacombs have a number of tunnels and rooms that visitors can spend hours exploring.
If you’re looking to take in some local sporting events, head over the Estadio Leon. It’s sometimes referred to as Nou Camp and here you’ll find football matches (that’s soccer if you’re American) for Club Leon. The stadium was also the site of several games during the 1968 Summer Olympics, as well as the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, the stadium houses concerts throughout the year when it’s not being used for sporting events.
Parque Zoological de Leon
Animal lovers will enjoy the city’s zoo. The zoo has giraffes, elephants, polar bears, Mexican wolves, tigers, emus and even snow leopards. For people taking vacations with children, the zoo offers a children’s zoo that offers capuchin monkeys, lemurs and more, as well as a miniature train. The zoo’s Raptor Cage will give visitors the change to see golden eagles, bald eagles, owls, vultures, red-tailed hawks and more.
Other Spots in Leon, Mexico
If you’re looking for more things to do on vacations to Leon, consider visiting the Portal of the Millennium, the Heroes’ Causeway Arch, the Basilica Cathedral of Our Holy Mother of the Light, the Municipal Palace, Plaza Martires del 2 de Enero and the Teatro Manual Doblado. Because the city offers so much to do, visitors won’t be bored during their vacations!