Attractions

Museum in Rivas

Museo de Antropología e Historia

If you have some time to kill in town, this 200-year-old house is the place to go. Inside you'll find some moth-eaten taxidermy, a wall of myths and legends and, best of all, a well-signed (in both English and Spani…
Church in Rivas

Iglesia Parroquial de San Pedro

This 1863 church on the eastern side of Parque Central is worth a look for its attractive classical facade, and a lovely fresco in the cupola showing a battle at sea. Communism, Protestantism and secularism are the …
Church in Rivas

Iglesia San Francisco de Asis

Four blocks west of the Parque Central, this beautiful wooden church (1778) is notable for several well-carved saints and an underground tunnel running to the plaza, dating back to the Battle of Rivas, when there wa…
Monument in Rivas

Monumento Emannuel Mongalo y Rubio

This monument honors the local schoolteacher who was instrumental in the capture of William Walker during the Battle of Rivas in 1856.