Things to Do & Attractions in Managua

Masaya Volcano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Masaya Volcano - just over 12 miles from Managua - is one of the most accessible on earth. In fact, while you can plan hiking day trips on the volcano, you can even drive right up to the ...  Read more

Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In most cases, a city right on a lake - as Managua is right on Lake Managua - would be a city embracing its waterfront. In Managua’s case, for many years the lake was used as a dumping ground for ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the charms of a visit to Nicaragua is exploring the pretty colonial cities. There is a historic rivalry between Granada and  León , which is one of the reasons Managua (located right ...  Read more

Tiscapa Historical National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The rim of the Tiscapa Lagoon, formed when a volcano blew its top more than 10,000 years ago, is a great spot to get a view overlooking Managua. Perhaps the city’s most iconic symbol, a statue of ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Managua’s new cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, was built in the early 1990s to replace the Old Cathedral, which had been destroyed in the 1972 earthquake. After years of promising to rebuild ...  Read more

Old Cathedral of Managua (Catedral de Managua)

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The facade and bell towers of the Old Cathedral of Managua may look impressive, but get closer and you’ll see there’s almost nothing else left of the structure. The 1972 earthquake all but destroyed ...  Read more

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

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

National Palace of Culture

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

One of the most impressive neoclassical buildings in Nicaragua, Managua’s National Palace of Culture is home to the National Museum, the National Archives, and the National Library. In the capital’s ...  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

Huellas de Acahualinca

Walking in the footsteps of those who went before you can help inform you about a place - and it’s hard to have a more literal experience in this regard than at Managua’s Huellas de Acahualinca. A ...  Read more

Mombacho Volcano

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With an Aztec name that translates to "Steep Mountain," 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

Ruben Dario National Theatre (Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario)

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Nicaragua’s national theater is named after its most famous poet, the father of Modernismo, Rubén Darío. Built in 1969, the Rubén Darío National Theatre is one of the only major ...  Read more

Somoto Canyon

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Reaching depths of up to 525 feet (160 meters) and in parts, as narrow as 30 feet (10 meters), the vast Somoto Canyon is a startling sight, created by the mighty Rio Coco, Central America’s longest ...  Read more

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