Photo of the day: Granada, Nicaragua

The colourful facades of Granada’s houses are still visible today and give the city its character. Founded in 1524 by Fransico Hernández de Córdoba, it was named after the ancient city of Granada in Spain. It long rivaled with Léon to be Nicaragua’s  capital until Managua, in between both cities, became its capital. Stratetically located on Lake Nicaragua, and linking the Pacific and the Atlantic, Granada has been a wealthy center of trade. Today, travelers wander the streets with its preserved colonial architecture and use it as a base for several outdoor activities, such as swimming in laguna de Apoyo, kayaking las Isletas de Granada, climbing the Mombacho volcano or discovering traditional handicraft in San Juan de Oriente.

 

Marcella & Claire

Travel tips:

  • For more photos, take a visual tour!
  • Check out this interactive map for the specific details to help you plan your trip and more articles and photos (zoom out) about the area!

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