Latinamerica Collection
Cities in Nicaragua

Managua

Managua is the capital of Nicaragua and is a beautiful historic city. It offers visitors many different land marks such as churches, plazas, statues, and other impressive structures. Nicaragua is also home to strong culture which can be seen in its many festivals and events as well as it delicious cuisine.

 

León Viejo
Established in 1524, this was the site of the original city of León until a volcanic eruption caused extensive damage to the city. Instead of rebuilding and risking another disaster, the inhabitants decided to move the city roughly 20 kilometers away where the current city of León exists today. Today, Old León is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many historic buildings and structures for visitors to enjoy.

 

León
This city was established after an eruption in 1610 devastated the original city of León, today known as León Viejo. Though it was built to replace the city, León was built early enough that is was still very much considered a colonial city with the same historic architecture seen in many of its buildings.

 

Granada
This historic city was established in 1524 and has recently become a major tourist hub. It is well known for its well-preserved colonial buildings including the town square, plazas, hotels, museums, and churches. Today, the city's foreign population has grown as Granada has become a popular residence of many North Americans and Europeans.

 

Matagalpa
This is yet another historic Guatemalan city, this time famous for its cloud forests very near the city as well as its local coffee plantations. Though the city was discovered by the Spanish in 1542, it did not receive much popularity at the time as no gold was found. The city was developed more in the 1800s when gold was indeed discovered in the area. Today, the city offers tourists various options such as hikes and treks into the its natural surroundings.

 

Bluefields
This Caribbean town has a laid back feel and was originally named for the pirate that inhabited this area in the 1600s. This area is much different from the rest of the country as it requires access by boat and also because the inhabitants speak mostly English or Creole rather than Spanish. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy some delicious Caribbean-style seafood as well as enjoy the very nice surrounding area.