Granada Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

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The city of Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, which is an understandably popular draw for both locals and tourists. One of the most interesting things to do during a visit to Lake Nicaragua is to ...  Read more

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

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Nicaragua’s largest lake goes by many names: Lake Nicaragua, Lake Cocibolca, Lake Granada and even “Mar Dulce,” or “Sweet Sea.” The official name is Lake Nicaragua, but since it’s right next to the ...  Read more

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo)

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Believed to have been created more than 20,000 years ago after the cone of the Apoyo Volcano imploded, the Laguna de Apoyo got its start as subterranean rivers and rainwater filled and drowned the ...  Read more

Calle La Calzada

Stroll down Calle La Calzada after dark to see why this street is the heart of Granada’s nightlife: live music blasts from bars, outdoor tables overflow with revelers, and artisans hawk their wares. ...  Read more

Granada Cathedral

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The Granada Cathedral rises above the city skyline in a vision of red domes and lemon-yellow walls backed by the towering Mombacho volcano. Well recognized for its beauty, the Spanish Renaissance ...  Read more

Hacienda El Progreso

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On the forested flanks of Mombacho volcano, high above the cobbled streets of the colonial city of Granada, the family-run Hacienda El Progreso is where Nicaraguan coffee was born. This coffee ...  Read more

Iglesia de la Merced

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There are several churches in Granada to visit, but the Iglesia de la Merced (not far from Central Park) is noted by many as the city's most beautiful. The church on this site dates from the early ...  Read more

Mi Museo

One of Granada's newest entries to the museum scene is Mi Museo, a privately owned collection of more than 5,000 ceramic artifacts from Pre-Columbian Nicaragua—some of which even date back to 2000 ...  Read more

Mombacho Volcano

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With an Aztec name that translates to “Steep Mountain,” the Mombacho volcano certainly lives up to its name. Its 4,410-foot (1,344-meter) peak towers over Nicaragua’s colonial city of Granada, ...  Read more

San Francisco Convent (Iglesia de San Francisco)

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The San Francisco Convent is both an active Catholic church and a museum with historic photographs, culturally important paintings, and statues from the Zapatera Island archaeological site on Lake ...  Read more

Fortaleza La Polvora

The five towers of the Fortaleza La Polvora once served as the lookout posts of this Spanish fort, but today visitors make the most of the excellent views for photo opportunities rather than scouting ...  Read more

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