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Managua

3.8
Landmarks · Churches · Government Buildings
Bride of Xolotlan
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake. Most visitors simply pass through on their way to Granada or Leon, yet for those who care to linger, a tour of Managua reveals a lively urban center filled with some of the country's most significant landmarks and museums. Home to over a million residents, Managua serves as Nicaragua's top shopping, dining, and nightlife destination. A trip to Managua also lets you explore the surrounding natural treasures, which include attractive lagoons, pleasant beaches, hot springs, and lush nature reserves. Use our Nicaragua trip builder app to arrange the details of your trip to Managua and other destinations.
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Puerto Salvador Allende ©
Landmark
Puerto Salvador Allende
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santiago of Managua Cathedral ©
Church
Santiago of Managua Cathedral
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Loma de Tiscapa
Landmark
Loma de Tiscapa
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dive Nicaragua ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Nicaragua
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Managua

Iglesia de La Merced ©
Church
Iglesia de La Merced Granada
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Apoyo
Water Body
Apoyo La Laguna de Apoyo
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Volcano
Cerro Negro Volcano Leon
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mombacho ©
Volcano
Mombacho Granada
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Managua

Plaza de la Revolucion ©
Landmark
Plaza de la Revolucion
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
MundoVentura ©
Outdoor Activity
MundoVentura
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
PALACIO DE LA CULTURA ©
Government Building
PALACIO DE LA CULTURA
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nejapa Golf & Country Club ©
Golf Course
Nejapa Golf & Country Club
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Managua

Mercado Roberto Huembes ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mercado Roberto Huembes
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Centro Comercial Galerias ©
Shopping Mall
Centro Comercial Galerias
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Metrocentro ©
Shopping Mall
Metrocentro
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plaza Inter Mall
Department Store
Plaza Inter Mall
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Managua

La Mochila Del Vago
Outdoor Activity
La Mochila Del Vago
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Theme Parks in Managua

Parque Acuatico Salvador Allende ©
Theme Park
Parque Acuatico Salvador Allende
3.9
Duration: 8 hours

Places to visit with Managua