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    Masaya Volcano

    by shavy Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    This is one of the active volcano in Nicaragua called Masaya, we heard the locals saying, this volcano can be erupted again anytime (so watch out)

    From the car park entrance its a short walk up hill to the crater, you have the possibility to view the very impressive crater and the flowing lava, which is continuously emitting smoke and sulfur gases From this central crater it is possible to start hiking to other craters or viewpoints

    This is one and most visited volcano in Nicaragua, tourists coming here with tour buses, it can be very crowded sometimes, but plenty of space around to view the crater

    The park is open every day from 9:00AM until 4:45PM for regular visits
    The entrance fee for a regular visit is C$100 for foreigners and C$30 for Nicaraguans, the night tour has a price of US$10 per person, minimum group size is 6, maximum size is 40 people.

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    La Merced Church

    by shavy Updated Apr 25, 2014

    This one of the many church in Granada is not look old. The black wall in the middle was a scar of burn. Someone has trying to burn this place a long time ago

    The bell tower is open from 10am to 6pm. The climb up the tower is short but 1/2 the steps are a tight slightly-dizzying spiral staircase without even enough space to pass someone.

    Once upstairs, there isn’t exactly room to hang out, but the area is large enough to find some personal space and you’ll be able to walk along all four sides of the wrap around balcony

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    Xalteva Church

    by shavy Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    Every corner in the city center there is a church and belong to one of historical building
    The church was reconstructed in 1890, but its exterior today is from 1895 towers are different styles, double windows, Gothic mullions and imitation byzantine cupolas

    Typical in most Spanish land, it reminds me a couple of years ago in Mexico

    It was one of the first churches that the Spanish built upon arriving in Central America and the subsequent city was founded around it.

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    The Cathedral

    by shavy Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    Beside the large yellow cathedral, (this was destroyed once) but has been rebuilt and looks pretty sharp as a backdrop to the busy Parque Central, there is a large cross like monument that kids seem to like to play on

    The cathedral is one of the main attraction in the center of Granada.
    Due to its yellow color, the cathedral is recognizable from the distance
    It has a vibrant central square and lots of good places to eat around
    Locals sells food and drink just infront the the building

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    Lake tour to Las Isletas

    by shavy Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    We took the boat trip in the afternoon, we went in group as it is cheaper than going by ourselves. It is really worth of visiting the island, along the way we've seen small houses our guide explain everything about it, but I wasn't listening though

    In this tour you can also go on fishing. So, there's one guy in the group had his fishing equipment
    We stop for a while in a small cafe of the island and he could throw his fishing rod here

    Lago de Nicaragua is a MUST to see. The area of ​​8264 square meter, is the second largest lake in Latin America.

    It is also called the Sweet Sea, it is connected to several rivers in the Caribbean Sea. In the lake there is another unique attraction called "Las Isletas". going on excursion setting of tiny tropical islands, richly covered in vegetation and many with holiday mansions around

    In addition to the interesting flora and fauna on one island there are remnants of a fort, El Castillo San Pablo, built in 1784.

    This is the cafe where we stop for drink
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    Masaya Volcano

    by Jim_Eliason Written Apr 23, 2014

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    Nicaragua's first national park encompasses one of its most active Volcano's Masaya. Although it has not had a major eruption in hundred of years, the volcano still spews a steady stream of sulfur and steam making it visible for miles around.

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    Big Corn Island

    by Jim_Eliason Written Apr 23, 2014

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    For a place that feels a million mile away from Nicaragua, but is a short one hour plane ride, try the Corn Islands. These under developed islands have world class snorkeling/diving in a very laid back island time setting. Don't forget to load up on the cheap lobster also!

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    Granada

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 23, 2014

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    Granada is Nicaragua crown jewel, an old well preserved Colonial city sitting under the shadow of the Mombacho Volcano and on the shores of Central America's largest lake, Lake Nicaragua. be sure not to miss Granada on any visit to Nicaragua

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    The colorful building

    by shavy Written Mar 6, 2014

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    It provide countless subjects for photographing much more around the city. One of the allures of Granada is all of the historic architecture

    Colorful houses everywhere you turn, you will see many of them. It is a multicoloured historic city that is large enough to ensure that you won’t get bored but small enough that you can still get a good feel by walking around
    Looks great and gives the city a lively atmosphere which is helped along by the friendly people

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    Old railway station

    by shavy Written Mar 6, 2014

    Wandering around Granada, and you want to get to know the historic locations you'll get to this place the Vieja Estacion del Ferrocarril de Nicaragua

    The old railroad station whose construction started in 1882 and was finished in 1886, that is the year when the first train arrives at this train station in old Granada

    The building architecture has a neoclassical style, with a strong English and French influence
    Freshly painted but seemingly not open for business except as a tourist attraction

    The old train station was restored with the cooperation of the International cooperation cgency from Spain and at the present this building hosts a technical vocational school but there is still some old train equipment and the old Presidential train carriage in permanent exhibition

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    Colonial architecture

    by shavy Written Mar 5, 2014

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    Besides to its adoring cathedral, walk further and you will see more those colonial buildings in the city
    As a visitor and never seen an adorable building, all you can say wow!

    To be exact the third oldest in Central America, Granada creates a historic atmosphere with its brightly colored buildings and colonial architecture

    Granada is at once both the oldest city on the continent and the most developed tourist destination in Nicaragua. The city is famous for its classic colonial architecture and postcard cathedrals

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    Watch the daily life of the locals

    by shavy Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    The country has a low level of life, not everyone can afford it, Nicaragua is very cheap country to travel around and the city of Granada is a colonial jewel place,which give a satisfaction of every visitor to its surrounding

    The city is not big very compact, easy navigable around, transportation is not necessary, the locals are very friendly

    The people do everything to earn for living. Some making pottery, or selling fruit on the streets or singing in front of the visitors

    The only way to see this, wander around is the best way to observe the way of life. There might something that you don't like to see if you are sensitive person

    Wandering around you may encounter with different local on the street kids, beggar old people who's asking money

    Never give money. I always have some candies and cookies in my backpack. For example some kids ask for money, I give them candy instead

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    Iglesia chuch San Pedro

    by shavy Written Mar 3, 2014

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    This church has the same color of the other church we've seen earlier. With his light blue color
    Its standing in a shaded small park
    Granada is rich to its colonial building. Walking around is the only way to discover them all

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    Maria Auxiliadora Church

    by shavy Written Mar 3, 2014

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    We keep on walking and passing a few church already, and this light blue church caught my eye. It has an unique style!
    The cute church, Maria Auxiliadora was built by the Salesians back in 1910.

    We enjoyed strolling along narrow streets with their brightly painted buildings and their shuttered and barred doors, giving no hint of the splendor often found within.

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    The main square

    by shavy Updated Mar 3, 2014

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    The main square of Granada is where this original cathedral
    El Parque Central or Parque Colon is the social heart of Granada. This large, cobblestoned main square is dotted with trees, shady benches and fountains.

    A large, domed gazebo rises in the center where the young locals hold court.
    Vendors line the park’s periphery, selling candy, cigarettes and handicrafts.

    Some sell food and drink individually wrapped in plastic bags. Along the west side of the park is a constant line of horse-drawn carriages, or los coches.

    This is a fun, entertaining way to orientate yourself in Granada.
    A small fee gets you a guided carriage tour of Granada’s most famous streets and sights.

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