When I was a little girl, Granada, Nicaragua was a stomping ground for me and my family. My parents liked to take a car ride on Sunday from Managua to Granada to get away from the big city. I want to share with you 8 things to see and do in Granada, Nicaragua.
Here are a few places to visit and do in Granada: visit “las Isletas”, have a snack on central park, admire the volcanoes and learn about the artifacts made in this region.
Founded by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba in 1524 Granada is the oldest city of Nicaragua. Named after Spaniard Andalucian, the first city the Spaniards founded in Central America, secondly on the American Continent after Cumaná in Venezuela.
Walk into these striking churches found in this charming colonial city of Granada. Touring the different churches is a great activity between leather shopping and snacking on traditional food.
Statues adorn the town of Granada. My favorite statue is the “Mother Statue.” This beautiful statue with a mother holding a child sits in Granada’s Central Park.
“A La Madre Toda Abnegacion y Amor” is ascribed.
Horse carts are a great way to get around the streets of Granada. Many locals earn their keep by driving tourist with their horse drawn carriage taxi. In addition, others use the carriages to move merchandise from one location to the next.
Master crafted leather pieces are abundant in Granada. Many shops are located in someones home with their workshops right in the back of the house. Besides shopping, consequently, you can watch these beautiful pieces made.
Vigorón a popular dish made in Nicaragua. Therefore, enjoy a
Vigorón when you visit El Parque Central in Granada. The ingredients in Vigorón include boiled yucca, chicharrón, a salad made out of cabbage and tomatoes with a vinegar and chili dressing. In other words, yummy!
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Besides fishing, the boat tour of Las Isletas is definitely worth taking! You get to see the beautiful Isletas, the Mombacho Volcano and breathtaking views that surround you.
The world’s twentieth largest lake, “Lago Nicaragua” also known as Lake “Cocibolca.” The lake is freshwater which is unique in its own way since it is home to saltwater sharks. The sharks travel up the San Juan River to reach the freshwater lake. A phenomenon not seen much in the world.
In conclusion, we leave you with this picture…On a hot day in February an old man keeps cool by sitting back and relaxing in his Granada home.