- Discover Masaya and Granada on a day trip from Managua
- Visit Masaya Volcano National Park and get up-close views of its active crater
- Take a city tour to see the colonial town of Granada
- Visit the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, the Cathedral of Granada and Independence Plaza
- Hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees included
What You Can Expect
Next, re-board your coach and enjoy the drive to Granada. Located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lake Cocibolca), Granada is a quaint colonial city filled with colorfully painted buildings and rich history. Admire the colonial architecture, sample local food like the delicious vigoron, a plantain wrap filled with pork and cabbage (own expense), and learn about the city’s culture and history from your guide.
Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and then continue your tour of Granada to Independence Plaza, where you'll find an obelisk dedicated to the heroes of the 1821 struggle for independence. Then head to Central Park, where you'll see the Cathedral of Granada, originally built in the early 1500s. Admire the cathedral’s four chapels and 12 stained-glass windows, and then walk along the pedestrianized street of La Calzada to marvel at the colorful colonial buildings.
Next, visit the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, which houses one of the best museums in the region. Tour the museum to see Primitivist art, a to-scale model of the city and the Zapatera statuary. Then visit Casa de los Tres Mundos, a foundation created to support and promote cultural projects in Nicaragua. Tour the beautiful mansion that houses Casa de los Tres Mundos, and browse through a few art displays.
Your tour ends when you are transported back to your Managua hotel.
Our tour guide Pablo is really wonderful. He is knowledgeble and explained us in detail. I appreciate it.
Volcano was interesting. Masses market was enough for you to buy any souvenir you might want. Granada is a pretty colonial time, very much like Antigua in Guatemala.