The capital, home to almost one million inhabitants, has managed to preserve several buildings from the colonial period.
Located on Republic Square, this statue was erected in tribute to the man who gave his life for the independence of the Spanish colonies.
Managua is the most developed city in Nicaragua. It has plenty of shopping centres, cinemas, restaurants and bars, as well as a young and active population.
In addition to the informative texts, the museum holds a number of items that bear testimony to the history of South America, like statuettes dating from the Pro-Columbian Era.
Built in 1935, this monument first served as government offices before becoming an exhibition centre. You will notably find political explanations on the history of Nicaragua.
Appearing on the 500 Cordoba banknote, Benjamin Zeledon was the War Minister and the country's revolutionary president in 1912. He is considered to be a national hero.
Managua is a capital city which suffered a lot from the 1972 earthquake and the 1978-1979 civil war. Many districts are still in ruins. The city does not present much cultural interest, despite the timid on-going restoration works. You will nevertheless see some beautiful samples of colonial architecture at the National Palace as well as at the cathedral. Although Managua is not an endearing city, it still is a good starting point to go and explore the West coast. From there, you will go on a boat ride on Lake Managua and explore the magnificent volcanic landscapes and sea-side villages. Do not miss out on Laguna de Xiloa, the most beautiful on the lake.
Surface area : 130000.0 km2
Population : 5500000 inhabitants