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What to see in Managua

Managua Attractions

Managua is an interesting and attractive city, a chaotic mishmash of old and new. While the main challenge is not getting lost, the Plaza de Revolucion is a good starting point for tourists keen on doing some sightseeing because a number of historic buildings ring the square.

The city's damaged cathedral and the National Museum of Nicaragua are musts for those wanting to learn of the country's tumultuous history. Another establishment worth visiting is the Museum of Acahualinca, housing the remarkable fossilised human footprints left 6,000 years ago in the volcanic mud along the shores of Lake Managua.

For something a little more fun and outdoorsy, tourists should head to the Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve, a watery playground with ziplines, canopy tours, bars, restaurants, and shops. Although Managua has some cultural and historical attractions, the city is a favourite with travellers mainly because of the natural beauty on its doorstep.

Excursions are possible to the picturesque colonial city of Granada and the huge Lake Nicaragua, with its volcanic islands begging to be explored. The glorious Montelimar Beach, Nicaragua's most popular beach resort, allows visitors the chance to enjoy the Pacific coastline of this beautiful country.


The colourful city of Granada offers visitors plenty of historical sights and beautiful colonial architecture, some of which dates back to the 1600s. Granada was founded in 1524 and is said to be one…

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Lake Nicaragua

Sometimes referred to as Lake Cocibolca, Lake Nicaragua is Central America's largest lake and 10th largest body of fresh water in the world. A number of attractions apart from its size make Lake Nicaragua…

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Montelimar Beach

Montelimar Beach sits on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, offering tourists the perfect Nicaraguan beach resort experience. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is the closest…

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National Museum of Nicaragua

The National Museum in Managua is one of Nicaragua's principal tourist attractions and the city's best museum. The museum building sits imposing and attractive on the Plaza de Revolucion, where the…

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Nicaragua's Volcanoes

No trip to Nicaragua is complete without a hike up at least one of the country's many volcanoes. Nicaragua is home to a remarkable string running from the southern mountains around Lake Nicaragua up…

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Ometepe Island

The twin volcanoes on Lake Nicaragua are highlights for visitors to the scenic country. Visitors to the islands explore volcanoes by hiking through rainforests, while they can also pay a trip to a…

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