Granada Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Just south of the city of Granada lies the Mombacho Volcano. It's an active volcano, but it hasn’t erupted since the 16th century, which means rather than being a source of dread it’s a popular spot ...  Read more

Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The city of Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, which is an understandably popular draw for both locals and tourists. One of the most interesting things to do during a visit to Lake Nicaragua is to ...  Read more

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nicaragua’s largest lake goes by many names: Lake Nicaragua, Lake Cocibolca, Lake Granada and even “Mar Dulce,” or “Sweet Sea.” The official name is Lake Nicaragua, but since it’s right next to the ...  Read more

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo)

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Believed to have been created more than 20,000 years ago after the cone of the Apoyo Volcano imploded, the Laguna de Apoyo got its start as subterranean rivers and rainwater filled and drowned the ...  Read more

Calle La Calzada

Granada’s Calle La Calzada leads from the ferry terminal on the lake into the heart of the town. Anyone looking to feel the pulse of Granada should plan to spend some time strolling this street. A ...  Read more

Granada Cathedral

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Dominating the city skyline of pastel-colored houses, Nicaragua’s Granada Cathedral sits on the eastern side of the main plaza, Parque Colón, in a vision of red domes and lemon yellow walls ...  Read more

Hacienda El Progreso

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On the forested flanks of Mombacho Volcano, high above the cobbled streets of the colonial city of Granada, the family-run Hacienda El Progreso is where Nicaraguan coffee is born. On a tour of this ...  Read more

Iglesia de la Merced

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There are several churches in Granada to visit, but the Iglesia de la Merced (not far from Central Park) is noted by many as the city's most beautiful. The church on this site dates from the early ...  Read more

Mi Museo

One of Granada's newest entries to the museum scene is Mi Museo, a privately owned collection of more than 5,000 ceramic artifacts from Pre-Columbian Nicaragua—some of which even date back to 2000 ...  Read more

Mombacho Volcano

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With an Aztec name that translates to "Steep Mountain," the Mombacho Volcano certainly lives up to its name, with its huge crater reaching a lofty peak of 4,400 feet (1,344 meters). The ...  Read more

San Francisco Convent (Iglesia de San Francisco)

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Although its distinctive powder blue façade has now been repainted in cream and its decorative white pillars embellished with splashes of red, the San Francisco Convent and Museum (Iglesia San ...  Read more

Fortaleza La Polvora

The five towers of the Fortaleza La Polvora once served as the lookout posts of this Spanish fort, but today visitors make the most of the excellent views for photo opportunities rather than scouting ...  Read more

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