Parque Luis Velásquez


This park is a prime spot for observing local life. It really comes alive on weekends and in the evenings, when it seems like all of Managua's families pour out onto its footpaths, with kids splashing in the fountains or playing baseball at the stadium, teenagers breakdancing and young couples canoodling.

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2. National Assembly Pedestrian Walk

0.16 MILES

East of the National Assembly along Av Central is a pedestrian walk with open-air exhibits on Nicaragua's history, featuring everything from historic…

4. Museo Nacional

0.24 MILES

Inside the Palacio de la Cultura y Biblioteca Nacional, the beautiful national museum is an enjoyable romp through the country's history – from Nicaragua…

6. Antigua Catedral

0.29 MILES

The hollow shell of Managua’s Old Cathedral remains Managua’s most poignant metaphor, shattered by the 1972 earthquake – and slowly undergoing restoration…

7. 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,…

8. Tomb of Carlos Fonseca

0.31 MILES

The tomb of Carlos Fonseca, founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). He was killed fighting Nicaraguan National Guard forces loyal to…