Nicaraguan Travel and Must-See Granada

One of the highly popular places for visitors to journey when they visit Nicaragua is the town of Granada. This little colonial town is a look into the past and what the country appeared as once Europeans conquered the region. The town contains historic architecture constructed during the Spanish occupation and is nevertheless captivating to visit. The town has continued its old world identity through the years. Nevertheless, it feels like a trip backwards through history and with residents assembling outside on their terraces, the classic European- style buildings and horse-drawn carriages wandering around.

If you choose to holiday in Granada, be certain to take time to take in its innate splendor and society. Head to Lake Nicaragua, one of the greatest lakes in Central America and spend time discovering its outskirts. The natural charms about the lake and region as a whole, are stunning to see and virtually difficult to conceive. Plus, the volcano peaks in the backdrop provide a mysterious backdrop to the region that complements its mysticism. Take a trip up Volcano Mombacho, and be certain to tour the local colonial buildings, specially the cathedrals, and entrench yourself deep into the society of the residents.

Granada is the fourth biggest city in Nicaragua, with a population just over 191,000. It was established by Cordoba in 1524, and is one of the first colonies constructed in the Americas. Despite being the oldest and one of the larger communities in the country, it continues to be distinctive because of its colonial architecture and connections to the western world. It is rapidly becoming the biggest traveler destination in Nicaragua, which is assisting the city grow and transform rapidly.

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