Granada, located 46 kilometers south of Managua, sits on the shores of the magnificent Lake Nicaragua in the shadow of the imposing Mombacho volcano.
Dating back to 1524, it is considered the longest continually-inhabited city on mainland Central America.
Today, Granada is the most visited city in Nicaragua; and a key place to stay on any trip to the country; drawing locals and travelers alike with its wonderful colonial and neo-classical architecture, colorful cobbled streets and laid-back, easygoing atmosphere.
Either strolling the streets or relaxing in the main square this is a wonderful place to watch the locals throng around food stalls, discussing politics and work with ever-present soothing traditional music playing in the background; or you can take a historical ride in a horse drawn carriage around the city.
Suggested itineraries featuring Granada
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Map of Granada
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Places near Granada
- Masaya Volcano National Park 24 kilometers away
- Managua 43 kilometers away
- Ometepe Island 62 kilometers away
- San Juan del Sur 76 kilometers away
- Matagalpa 110 kilometers away
- León & Northern Nicaragua 116 kilometers away
- Solentiname Islands 131 kilometers away
- Rio San Juan 191 kilometers away
- El Castillo 198 kilometers away
- The Corn Islands 317 kilometers away
Accommodation choices for Granada
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Ideas for experiencing Granada
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