The colourful city of Granada is packed with historical sights and beautiful colonial-style architecture, some of which dates back to the 1600s. The city's markets and museums offer visitors some of the most popular tourist attractions and activities in Nicaragua. Granada is home to a vibrant nightlife scene and a number of popular festivals, including the colourful Granada Holy Week festivities. Popular places to visit in Granada include the town's six main churches, Parque Centrale (central park), Fuerte La Polvora (an 18th century fort), Lake Nicaragua and the Mi Museo (a private museum). Among the many favourite things to do in and around Granada are zip-lining forest canopy tours, treks around the Massaya Volcano, shopping excursions at the town's local market and trips to coffee farms in the area. Granada is the best town for visitors to use as a base while exploring Lake Nicaragua, as well as many of the country's volcanoes and beaches.