Parque de la Paz
Monumento al Trabajador Nicaragüense
Palacio de la Cultura y Biblioteca Nacional
Adjacent to the cathedral, the 1935 palace houses the Museo Nacional . The timeline starts only 500 million years ago, as Nicaragua is...
Bar La Cavanga
Take a taxi out to this 1950s-era gem, which stages live folk and jazz shows in the sketchy neighborhood near the Antigua Catedral.
Parque de la Paz information
Managua's Peace Park, with its signature lighthouse, is a lasting symbol of the challenges and hopes facing a poor nation emerging from war. The park was inaugurated in 1990 by then President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. The concept in and of itself is quite beautiful. Within the park, they interred machines guns, pistols and even a tank in concrete – symbolically burying Nicaragua's bellicose past. Since then, the reflection pool has been drained, every brass plaque has been stolen, and even the generators and wiring for the lights have been pinched. This park is notorious for muggings – come in the middle of the day, without valuables and in a group. Try asking a guard to walk with you.