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Catedral de Granada

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Catedral de Granada

761 Reviews
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Costado Este del Parque Central, Granada 43000 Nicaragua
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Full day tour: Granada City + Boat ride+Handicraft Market+Lava Tour
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Full day tour: Granada City + Boat ride+Handicraft Market+Lava Tour

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Live this eco colonial and volcanic adventure enjoying 3 tours paying only for one. Give yourself the luxery of having your own local tour guide who is knowledgeable, fluent in English who also provides a personal approach. On top of that offers safe private transportation.<br>Explore the islets on lake Granada-Nicaragua, the majestic colonial architecture of the city and feel the adrenaline of taking a stuning picutre with the orange color of the lava in the background at the active volcano in Masaya. <br><br>Activities:<br> Picture taking /Bird watching/Nature tour Boat ride on lake Granada/Nicaragua ( you get to actualluy get off in one of the islets to visit the historic san pablo fortress)<br> Walking tour downtown/hall of churches and chocolate museum. Visit to La merced church and its view point from bell tower. Lunch at la calzada street ( not included). Visit to Masaya volcano at night. ( take breath taking pictures on the top of the hill with the lava in the background.( Sunset beholding)
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Myo M wrote a review Oct. 2020
Coquitlam, Canada19,982 contributions688 helpful votes
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Being featured on one of the money bills of the country is "quite deservedly so" I would say for this cathedral with really a "vibrant & inviting" appearance from its facades to the dome above (to enter by going around to the left from the front though). But yes as awesome as the exterior is, the interior is one which didn't take me long where after looking up at the ceiling for some "big colorful" art scenes painted on it (about 6 in total with 2 above each of the 3 aisles) is just a relatively bare interior overall where apart from the main altar at the far end are just a pretty few number of shrines or secondary altars and which are not along the two length-sides but just kind of scattered around the Cathedral (although not my unique experience, among many cathedrals visited in South & Central Americas, of being in a "relatively empty" cathedral with actually a similar one that I visited just 2 days later which was the main cathedral of Leon with also a pretty bare interior despite its huge size). Located on the east side of the town's "main plaza" Parque Central (with really a "lively atmosphere" for the row of horse carriages along the west side & the row of souvenir vendors in tents along the north side), in a close proximity to this cathedral (just about a 5-minute walk straight west until arriving at that cathedral on a street corner) is Iglesia de la Merced which despite with a smaller size than this cathedral has "more to see" inside & where be sure to go up its tower for some great views (of the big volcano Volcan Mombacho "clearly visible" to the south & of a "wide expanse" of Lake Nicaragua to the east with also the view of this cathedral at "about halfway"). And also from this cathedral for about a 15-minute walk east (in the "opposite direction" from that to La Merced) is some nice rectangular-shaped park along the "lake front" of Lake Nicaragua where apart from its pretty great view are also a big '(heart) Granada' sign (likely for a person to stand beside for a "full sign"!) & a statue of Cordoba the conquistador who founded this country. If coming from Managua, there's a "collectivo minivan" from the UCA station or such (just a collection of bus shelters on a roadside for a number of local destinations also including Leon) for just a "pretty reasonable" fare for about a 1.5-hour ride which actually arrives right at Parque Central (on a far corner from this cathedral for just a short walk across the Plaza).
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Date of experience: January 2020
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Mar. 2020
Sydney, Australia3,517 contributions656 helpful votes
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The murals that adorn the ceiling and walls of this church are absolutely phenomenal! Each panel depicts a different scene from the Bible, including the creation story and Noah's arc. This is still a work in progress, and it was cool to see some work in progress. For 60c you can enter the bell tower, which has nice views of the area and some great vantage points for photos. The exterior of the church is also very pretty and it is painted a distinctive shade of yellow, which is repeated in other buildings in the city.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow wrote a review Mar. 2020
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions54 helpful votes
The facade of the cathedral is quite ordinary. Yes, I did not expect more from the Nicaraguan resort town. But inside the cathedral makes an impression ... you should go here.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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suz wrote a review Mar. 2020
479 contributions390 helpful votes
Wonderful to find such a lovely cathedral in Granada, Central America. Paintings, altar, carvings all exuded the beauty of this religious church.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ERIC W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee4,024 contributions337 helpful votes
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Beautiful Church located right in the heart of the city in Central Park. Free to entry and well worth checking out. Some photos on Trip Advisor are wrong and obviously of the Cathedral in Granada Spain
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Date of experience: March 2020
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