Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Managua

Antigua Catedral

The hollow shell of Managua’s Old Cathedral remains Managua’s most poignant metaphor, shattered by the 1972 earthquake – and, despite promises, never restored. Though still beautiful and serene, attended by stone an…
Archaeological Site in Managua

Huellas de Acahualinca

Discovered by miners in 1874, these fossilized tracks record the passage of perhaps 10 people – men, women and children – as well as of birds, raccoons and deer across the muddy shores of Lago de Managua some 6000 y…
Museum in Managua

Museo Nacional

Inside the Palacio de la Cultura y Biblioteca Nacional is the national museum. The timeline starts only 500 million years ago, as Nicaragua is one of the newest places on earth, and takes visitors through the format…
Cathedral in Managua

Catedral Metropolitana

Just north of the Metrocentro mall is an unforgettable Managua landmark that's practically new (the doors opened in 1993). It's an architectural marvel that leaves most visitors, well, scratching their heads. It’s n…
Waterfront in Managua

Malecón

The malecón (pier) has been perked up by the newly renovated Puerto Salvador Allende tourist complex at its base. Still, it can be a bit depressing on off days, especially if you’re pondering how we could let Lago d…
Area in Managua

National Assembly Pedestrian Walk

East of the National Assembly along Av Central is a pedestrian walk with open-air exhibits on Nicaragua's history, featuring everything from historic photos of Sandino to evocative pictures of pre-earthquake Managua…
Park in Managua

Plaza de la Revolución

Inaugurated in 1899 by national hero and original anti-American General José Santos Zelaya, this open plaza has been the scene of countless protests, parades, romances and more. On the northeast of the plaza rests t…
Park in Managua

Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa

Home to what’s easily Managua’s most recognizable landmark, Sandino’s somber silhouette, this national historic park was once the site of the Casa Presidencial, where Sandino and his men were executed in 1934; what …
Gardens in Managua

Arboretum Nacional

These modest gardens, inconveniently located halfway between Barrio Martha Quezada and the Plaza Monumental on Av Bolívar (well, it’s convenient if you’re making the hot 40-minute walk between them), features more t…
Monument in Managua

Monumento a Rubén Darío

On the lake side of Plaza de la Revolución, this monument was refurbished after the original 1933 statue fell into graffitied disrepair. A group of artists did a guerrilla installation, veiling the city’s shame fro…