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8 MUST DO activities in Granada (Part 2)

Today we continue with our list of the activities you must do to make the most of Granada: 4. An Open Air Museum: The Cemetery This place has the best mausoleums in the country.  In its tombs rest poets, musicians, guerrilleros, politicians and even jewish guests. Granada through the lenses of @manuelguillen_photography . . . . […]

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8 MUST DO activities in Granada (Part 1)

Its colonial charm, the warmth of its people, the gastronomy, natural attractions and nightlife entertainment make Granada the perfect destination. But to make the most of ‘La Gran Sultana’, we introduce 8 activities that you must do if you are visiting the oldest city in Nicaragua. Today we present 4 of them: 8. See Granada […]

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How to catch a Taxi in Granada?

Catching a Taxi in Granada is an Adventure in Itself. Everything begins on the corners, these are the best places to find an available taxi.  Before proceeding, let me elaborate on the word “available” a little bit… In Granada as in the rest of Nicaragua, taxis are collective; so do not be surprised if the […]

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Cuando la tertulia se sentó en la puerta

In celebration of the International Poetry Festival we have invited well known Nicaraguan writers to pen pieces for our blog. This first piece (in Spanish) is by Fernando López from Granada, who tells us about an interesting custom in Granada’s streets: “La Tertulia”. Fernando López Gutierrez. Cada ciudad tiene sus particularidades que la distinguen y […]

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Cultural Flood in Granada

The poetic Carnival that took place on Wednesday was a cultural flood that brought together 115 poets from 51 different countries and tourists who also enjoyed the event. Performances and folkloric dances were part of the colorful list that symbolically buried “the violence of time and the violence against women”. The poets stopped on every […]

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Granada’s Sites of Interest: La Pólvora

The story of an iconic building in Nicaragua’s military history that is open to all visitors nowadays. At the end of Calle Real Xalteva stands one of the iconic buildings of Nicaragua’s military history. A fortress built in 1748 in the context of the war against pirates; its walls witnessed the indigenous rebellion against the […]

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The Corn Islands, jewels of the Caribbean

The islands are located 70 km from mainland in front of the Bluefields coast, they are the main tourist attraction in the Caribbean mainly due to the reefs and marine life. Legend has it that the islands got their name because of a spelling mistake made by the english pirates, who used to replenish their […]

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Ometepe: A Volcano Paradise on the Lake

…“Land of lakes and volcanoes” might have been inspired by Ometepe Island. Located in lake Cocibolca and formed by two volcanoes linked by a narrow isthmus, Ometepe is a one of a kind paradise with 276 square kilometers. Life in this island goes back to 1,500 years B.C. according to pre-columbian remains, petroglyphs, statues and […]

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Masaya, a destination near Granada

…a good option filled with history and culture is Masaya, located a few miles away. Masaya’s first attraction are its handicrafts and cultural expressions, that is why it is known as “The cradle of the Nicaraguan Folklore”. The best craftsmen of Nicaragua are said to be in Masaya, you can find every type of souvenir […]