Biblioteca Augusto C Sandino

Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos

This simple corner building was the childhood home of revolutionary leader Augusto C Sandino. Now it's a library and small museum devoted to Sandino memorabilia, but opening hours are erratic.

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Nearby Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos attractions

1. Mirador

1.85 MILES

Catarina’s main claim to fame offers views across the startling blue waters of Laguna de Apoyo to Granada and Lago de Nicaragua all the way to Ometepe…

2. Mirador el Boquete

3.25 MILES

From the village of Diriá, a road leads up to the Mirador el Boquete, a peaceful viewpoint overlooking Laguna de Apoyo, without the crowds that the…

3. Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

3.64 MILES

This canary-yellow church – the perfect centerpiece for this witchy town – has rather Gothic stone walls and an extra-interesting collection of saints. It…

4. Iglesia María Magdalena

4.17 MILES

Iglesia María Magdalena, sort of the sister church to San Sebastián, is where many of Monimbó's most important festivals begin or end.

5. Iglesia San Sebastián

4.34 MILES

The original church at this location, also called Iglesia San Sebastián, was built around 1700; it was burned down by William Walker in 1856. The current…

6. Iglesia San Miguel de Masaya

4.75 MILES

The modern Iglesia de San Miguel, whose resident San Miguel Arcángel makes the rounds during the procession of St Jerome, is worth a peek.

7. Malecón & Laguna de Masaya

4.77 MILES

Seven blocks west of the Parque Central is an inspiring view in a region famed for them: across Laguna de Masaya to the smoking Santiago crater. The…

8. Parroquia de La Asunción

4.78 MILES

At the center the town is the 1750 Parroquia de La Asunción, an attractive but scarred late-baroque beauty that the Spanish government has offered to help…