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Religious in San Jorge

Fiestas Patronales de San Jorge

April 23 is the anniversary of San Jorge’s miraculous appearance on the coast of Lago de Nicaragua. The ensuing patron-saint festival include parades, rodeos and several ceremonial dances.
Church in San Jorge

Nuestra Señor de Rescate

The most striking church in town has been repainted a brilliant purple with a mix that uses huevos de amor (fertilized chicken eggs) donated by parishioners. It’s a national historic landmark, and the destination of…
Nicaraguan in San Jorge

Fritanga

In town, there’s a great fritanga (grill) that sets up in the kiosk in the Parque Central – satisfying your barbecued-chicken and people-watching cravings at the same time.
Monument in San Jorge

Cruz de España

Ask your taxi driver to point out this monument, suspended from a gleaming half-arch above the traffic, which marks the spot where conquistador Gil González Dávila and Cacique Nicarao first met on October 12, 1523. …