Parque Central


The somewhat shady but not particularly picturesque Parque Central frames Iglesia Inmaculada Concepción de María. The park is also the seasonal hangout of the Nicaraguan grackle, a tone-deaf bird with a grating call. They descend by the dozens to roost at dusk, creating an unholy racket across from the church. Don't sit under the trees!

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4. Sabanero Statue

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5. La Agonía

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