Welcome to Condega
Dyed a deep terracotta, scarred proudly by revolution and surrounded by gorgeous, forested hills, Condega translates from the indigenous Náhuatl as ‘the place of the potters,’ and its ceramics tradition continues to this day. There's not much reason to visit, but if you're passing you might want to see the town's display of its historic wares in the museum and its more contemporary creations at a famed factory shop on the outskirts. If terracotta doesn’t get you going, then you can at least check out the Somoza-era bomber shot down here in 1979 and reassembled on a hilltop. Talk about spoils of war.