Top Choice Museum in Granada

Museo de Chocolate

Granada's new chocolate museum is excellent if you're traveling with children: the 'beans to bar' chocolate workshop, where participants learn to roast and grind cocoa beans, and mold their very own Nicaraguan choco…
Cathedral in Granada

Catedral de Granada

The Cathedral of Granada, on the east side of the plaza, was originally built in 1583 but has been destroyed countless times since. This most recent version, built in 1915, has four chapels; a dozen stained-glass pa…
Church in Granada

Convento y Museo San Francisco

One of the oldest churches in Central America and the most striking building in Granada, Iglesia San Francisco boasts a robin's egg-blue birthday-cake facade and houses both an important convent and one of the best …
Fort in Granada

Fortaleza La Polvora

Originally called the Fortaleza de Armas when it was constructed in 1748, this lavishly turreted Spanish fortress still has the best views in town, over ancient, water-stained church domes all the way to Lago de Nic…
Church in Granada

Capilla del Sagrado Corazón

1626 Iglesia de Guadalupe was originally built as a fort.
Church in Granada

Iglesia La Merced

Perhaps the most beautiful church in the city, this landmark was built in 1534. Most come here for the spectacular views from the bell tower – especially picturesque at sunset.
Church in Granada

Iglesia de Xalteva

The dilapidated but attractive 19th-century church that houses La Virgen de la Asunción.
Church in Granada

La Capilla María Auxiliadora

The gorgeous little church La Capilla María Auxiliadora is worth a look for its beautiful pastel interior.
Museum in Granada

Mi Museo

This museum displays a private collection of ceramics dating from at least 2000 BC to the present. Hundreds of beautifully crafted pieces were chosen with as much an eye for their artistic merit as their archaeologi…
Park in Granada

Nicaragua Butterfly Reserve

About 4km from Granada on the dirt road that leads from the cemetery to Laguna de Apoyo, this mariposario (butterfly farm) offers interesting tours. It’s about a 45-minute walk – take Calle de las Comedias where it …