Managua Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán)

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

A trip to Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán, or Lago Xolotlán) is more about lakeside vistas than the (polluted) water. A quick jaunt from Managua’s city center rewards visitors with views of ...  Read more

Ruben Dario National Theatre (Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

A humble exterior conceals an elegant, velvet-swathed concert hall at the Rubén Darío National Theatre (Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío), Nicaragua’s premier exhibition space. The ...  Read more

Masaya Volcano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Skip the hike and drive right up to the lava-spitting rim of Masaya Volcano (Volcan Masaya), perched between Managua and Granada. The active volcano’s famous lava shows at the Santiago Crater, ...  Read more

National Palace of Culture (Palacio Nacional de la Cultura)

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In a city infamous for a lacking cultural center, Managua’s National Palace of Culture stands as a testament to Nicaragua’s rich history. The complex houses the National Museum (Museo Nacional ...  Read more

Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve (Reserva Natural Laguna de Tiscapa)

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

Combine a bit of nature, a sprinkle of history, and the best view of Managua on a trip to the Tiscapa Lagoon—a crater lake, park, and nature reserve right in Nicaragua’s capital. The area is perhaps ...  Read more

Ancient Footprints of Acahualinca (Huellas de Acahualinca)

A series of human footprints preserved by volcanic ash, the Footprints of Acahualinca serve as reminder of the early civilizations that lived in what today is Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. The ...  Read more

Managua Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Managua)

Don’t let the lack of spires and bell towers fool you—Managua’s modern Metropolitan Cathedral (New Cathedral, or La Nueva Catedral) is intended as Nicaragua’s preeminent church. A unique structure ...  Read more

Old Cathedral of Managua (Antigua Catedral de Managua)

The Old Cathedral of Managua (Catedral de Managua) is a spectacular ruin whose gilded neoclassical facade still stands but insides were devastated in a 1972 earthquake that shook Nicaragua. Though ...  Read more

Somoto Canyon

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A deep and narrow canyon formed by the powerful Rio Coco, Central America’s longest river, Somoto Canyon National Monument offers thrilling excursions for adrenaline junkies and scenic views of ...  Read more

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