Granada - Hub of Nicaraguan Tourism

One of the most popular places for tourists to journey when they travel to Nicaragua is the town of Granada. This small colonial settlement is a glimpse into the past and what the area looked like when Europeans occupied the region. The metropolis is surrounded by colonial architecture constructed all through the Spanish settlement and is still mesmerizing to see. The city has maintained its antiquated identity through the years. Nevertheless, it feels like a step back through history and with locals assembling outside on their terraces, the traditional European- inspired buildings and horse-drawn coaches wandering about.

If you choose to holiday in Granada, be sure to take a minute to take in its native beauty and culture. Travel to Lake Nicaragua, one of the greatest lakes in Central America and spend time discovering its perimeter. The environmental enticements around the lake and region in general, are striking to see and virtually impossible to imagine. Combined with, the volcano peaks in the background provide a mysterious background to the area that complements its mysticism. Take a journey up Volcano Mombacho, and be sure to visit the native colonial buildings, especially the cathedrals, and entrench yourself deep into the culture of the locals.

Granada is the fourth largest city in Nicaragua, with a population just over 191,000. It was founded by Cordoba in 1524, and is one of the first colonies built in the Americas. Despite being the oldest and one of the bigger cities in the nation, it continues to be rare because of its colonial architecture and connections to the western world. It is quickly turning out to be the largest visitor destination in Nicaragua, which is assisting the city grow and transform rapidly.

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