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Explore Nicaragua's capital city on this 6-hour guided tour in Managua. Learn about the country's culture and history while visiting the Rubén Darío National Theater, named after one of Nicaragua's most beloved literary figures, and the ruins of the Old Cathedral of Managua.  Stop by the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral and stroll through Tiscapa Historical National Park. Tour the National Museum at the National Palace of Culture, which also houses the National Library and the National Archive. Round-trip transportation from Managua hotels is included on this family-friendly tour. Lunch during the 6-hour tour is at your own expense, and transportation is by minivan and on foot.

Highlights

  • 6-hour Managua sightseeing tour with an expert guide
  • Visit the Old Cathedral of Santiago ruins, Rubén Darío National Theatre and the National Palace of Culture
  • Learn about the history of Nicaragua's capital city
  • Admire panoramic views of Managua from Tiscapa Historical National Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Managua City Sightseeing Tour

Managua City Sightseeing Tour

Meet your guide for pickup at your Managua hotel and set off on your 6-hour exploration of Nicaragua's capital. 

Visit the ruins of the Old Cathedral of Managua, originally designed by a Belgian architect in the 1920s and shipped to Central America. Irreparably damaged during a 1972 earthquake, just the eerily-beautiful shell of the building still stands.


Stop at Rubén Darío National Theatre, named after an influential Nicaraguan writer from the 19th century. The building miraculously survived the 1972 earthquake and is currently used for a diverse array of cultural performances.


The National Palace of Culture houses the National Museum the National Library and the National Archive. Enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum, which hosts exhibits of pre-Colombian ceramics and prehistoric bones as well as modern Nicaraguan art. 


Eat lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to Tiscapa Historical National Park. Stroll through the verdant park with your guide, stopping to admire the statue of Augusto Sandino. Enjoy views of the nearby lagoon and the entire city of Managua.


At the conclusion of your full-day tour, return to your Managua hotel for drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

Josue A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My husband and I booked this tour because we wanted to see what Managua has to offer, but didn't want to have the burden of renting a car and driving around in the snarling traffic of Managua. This was our third tour with Moises Ferreti, who was amazing as he had been in the previous two tours we had with him. I was born in Managua and lived there until the age of 9, and have returned many times to visit my father, who still lives there. Many of the things I saw in the tour weren't necessarily new to me, but they were to my husband, who is from Colorado. Perhaps my favorite thing was going up to the Loma de Tiscapa. My dad's job and the school I attended as a child are very nearby. Tiscapa is a familiar place to me, but I had never been up on the hill and seen where the old Presidential Palace had one stood. The views of Old Managua and New Managua were breathtaking. Visiting Central Park, Plaza de la Revolucion, Palacio Nacional and the Old Cathedral are a must for anyone who wants to understand the history of Nicaragua, and the many challenges it has faced throughout the years of political unrest and natural disasters. Finally, we ended the day at the shores of Lake Managua or Lago Xolotlan as we locals also refer to it. The Lakefront has gone through many changes to the year. Puerto Salvador Allende is an amazing way to admire the natural beauty of the lake and offers you several restaurant options, from steak houses, seafood restaurants, to authentic Nica treats like quesillo and raspados. Through it all, Moises always remained friendly, professional, informative, and extremely flexible. We highly recommend this tour, and specifically Moises as a tour guide. I felt like I had re-discovered the history, beauty and magic of my home city.

Hal J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Edgar is an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable, and accommodating. A great day!

P. Kay C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

The problem is that Managua is not a great city to tour. I should have gone to Leon instead.

Marc M

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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