One of the interesting bits of information about the Old Cathedral of Managua is that it was not only originally designed by an architect in Belgium, the cathedral was actually shipped from Belgium to Managua and reconstructed on site. The cathedral had barely been finished when an earthquake hit in 1931, but the structure survived that first quake. The 1972 earthquake, however, was too much for the church. Visitors used to be able to walk through the ruins of the cathedral, but more recently it has been declared too unstable and the interior is now off-limits.
Tours & Tickets
Get to know ancient Managua and local attractions, explore the old city center and popular sites with a knowledgeable guide.
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)