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  • As is the case in many cities in South America, Granada has a large central square where all of the city's most important buildings are located.
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  • Cigars are handmade by torceros. You can buy them from the shopkeepers in the streets who roll them before your very eyes.
    © Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
  • © Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
  • Completed in 1626, the church went through many long periods of conflicts before being burnt down in the 19th century. The restoration was a rather hazardous affair.
    © Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
  • Very colourful, it is very popular with tourists for its beautiful bags and accessories.
    © Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
  • Today's cathedral was built on the remains of the old cathedral that was destroyed by a fire in the mid-18th century.
    © Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Nicaragua

Granada, located on Lake Nicaragua, is probably the most interesting city, for the architecture and Castilian traditions. The Church of La Merced, the Church of Jalteva and the Fortress-Church of San Francisco are the three most representative buildings of that style, survivors of the colonial era.

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