Beautiful Places in Managua
If you haven’t visited the city of Managua, then make sure you plan a tour here for a
a few days. The city boasts its history, from various locations. Housing the second biggest metro area in Central America, the city is by far the biggest city and urban center in Nicaragua.
Explore the architecture of Monuments, churches, and plazas in Managua that has a significant role in reflecting the culture and history of the place .
Visit Revolution Square, which was formerly known as the Plaza de Armas. The center is located in the historic center of Managua. At this place, the revolutionary fighters took up arms to establish democracy. People come here to learn about the National Palace of Culture and the Old Cathedral buildings that represent political and religious power.
National Palace of Culture
Explore the National Palace of Culture which is one of the largest and major artistic and cultural centers created in Nicaragua’s capital by the end of the 19th century. Watch out the Old Cathedral and the Presidential Palace are in proximity to the National Palace.
Find out about the National Museum, which is also known as Palacio National de la Cultura
The Old Cathedral Of Managua
Those who love religious sites must hop into the Old Cathedral of Managua. Also, known as the Catedral de Santiago, this church is a part of The Revolution Square. The church was designed by Belgian Architects whose construction was overseen by Belgian engineer Pablo Dambach. Know the Neoclassical architectural style of the cathedral that was said to have been inspired by the look of the church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France.
Visit the Cathedral to sightsee how it has survived many earthquakes except for the disastrous 1972 Nicaragua earthquake that led to the building’s closure.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Another prime location is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. This place is known as the New Cathedral, which was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. Many people visit the cathedral to see the 1972 earthquake that destroyed 90% of the city.
The popular Sandino Monument is also known as Monumento a Sandino. This monument is located on one of the highest points of Managua, which is a volcanic hill above Tiscapa Lagoon. With a 59-feet high steel statue that can be seen from many parts of Managua, this monument is dedicated to Augusto Cesar Sandino, one of Nicaragua’s most famous revolutionaries.
The monument has been attracting a lot of visitors.
Mezquita de Managua
The most stunning site is the Mezquita de Managua, a beautiful mosque. This mosque is located south of the historical district of Managua for its Muslim population.