Granada is a city located in the western part of Nicaragua. Known to be the sixth city in terms of population in Nicaragua, it is identified as one of the most important cities of Nicaragua. The city has a colonial heritage that dates back decades and is evident in the different architectural landmarks around the city.
The indigenous population of the city date back to 1524. It is known to be one of the first European cities to have formed on the mainland of America. It was not merely a settlement of the Spanish people, but was registered officially as belonging to the Kingdom of Castille of Spain. The city is also called La Gran Sultana. The city showcases historical links to Andalusian and Moorish backgrounds. The city has an ancient Spanish heritage that is evident in many ways and the history of the city is rich with Moorish traditions as well as the Spanish Granada royal history.
The city has rich natural landscapes for visitors to discover. These comprise of the Apoyo lagoon, natural reserve. This nature reserve is known for a volcano as well as a scenic lake and wildlife. Lake Apoyo draws in a lot of tourists through the year.
- Islets of Granada is an exciting place to visit with the Lake Nicaragua that surrounds the islets. The islets comprise of 365 islands.
- For a city based place of attraction to visit you can stop by the ChocoMuseo. This museum of chocolates and cocoa beans is a must visit by all.
- Mi Museo is another unique museum here that is housed in a 19th century building. Here one can check out the ceramics collection that dates back to ancient times as well.
- Sor Maria Romero Birthplace is another place of historic interest to visit while you are in Granada Nicaragua.
There are several other natural reserve areas around the volcanic regions that are worth visiting when you are here.