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The Intercontinental hotel (Now Crowne Plaza).

Managua´s is the Capital and the commercial. industrial and trading center of the country. The city became the Nicaragua´s Capital due to a strong fight between the elites of the two old colonial cities; the Conservative Granada and the Liberal León. Finally Managua´s was chosen as Capital. The city is located between them in the shores of the Managua lake.

The Cathedral. Old Managua.

Managua´s has been destroyed by earthquakes twice. The first one in 1931, that demolish most of the city. It was rebuilt just to be destroyed again in 1972 by the huge 7.2 (Ritcher scale) earthquake. Managua is a strange city, some parts like the Old Downtown seems a ghost town; the new Managua is growing with hotels, Shopping Malls etc...but for me this part of the city has no soul.

Laguna Tixcapa. New Managua.

The best of the city is the surroundings, lakes, mountains and volcanoes can be seen from some parts of the city, specially from the viewpoint of the Laguna Tixcapa.

  • Last visit to Managua: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 21, 2013
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