Managua Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Masaya Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 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)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 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

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

Tiscapa Historical National Park

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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

Ancient Footprints of Acahualinca (Huellas de Acahualinca)

Walking in the footsteps of those who went before you can help inform you about a place—and there's no better place to have this literal experience than at Managua's Ancient Footprints of Acahualinca ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Managua's Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) was built in the early 1990s to replace the city's Old Cathedral, which had been partially destroyed in the 1972 earthquake. After years of ...  Read more

Old Cathedral of Managua (Catedral de Managua)

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

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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