Fortaleza La Polvora

sights / Military

Lonely Planet review

Originally called the Fortaleza de Armas when it was constructed in 1748, this lavishly turreted Spanish fortress still has the best view in town, over ancient, water-stained church domes all the way to Lago de Nicaragua. You can also check out a roomful of paintings and a couple of artifacts. It was undergoing renovations at press time.