Santiago of Managua Cathedral, Managua

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Explore the historic ruins of Santiago of Managua Cathedral, an important historical monument for the city. The cathedral survived several earthquakes since construction began in 1928. However, it was the disastrous 1972 Nicaragua earthquake that led to the building’s closure. Many thought the structure to be damaged beyond repair, but in recent years plans for the renovation and reopening of the site have begun. Although you can't enter the cathedral, its exterior makes an impressive sight. Created by Pablo Dambach, the building was not only designed in Belgium, but parts were actually constructed there and then shipped to Managua. Look up to the two intact towers, said to represent San Pedro and San Pablo, supported from the central structure by Christ. Using our world travel planner, Managua attractions like Santiago of Managua Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Hope that someday they restore it again and make it beautiful. Lots of history around this place that you must see.  more »
  • Though you cannot enter the Cathedral but it is still a "MUST VISIT" when in Managua. We went there on Saturday and there was an outside event happening very close the building, lots of foods, fruits ...  more »
  • Even if it is true it is interesting to look at this infrastructure, is the only thing that can be done because you can not enter, nor is there a tour as such
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  • Amazing park with this Catedral aquí,you can go and hang out with the locals and find whatever it is you're looking for.
  • Gorgeous cathedral 📷
  • This is a strange, bizarre, broken down old church. I heard that it never got repaired after the earthquake many years ago, and one of the interesting things is that they repaved it so the stairs jut out of the pavement unevenly. They have security guards guarding it, so you can't just traipse in and walk around. It's great for awesome photos, though.
  • How eerie to see a huge cathedral like this looking like its about to fall apart. The clocks on top showing time from a generation ago. One touch and the whole thing looks like it could go kaboom. Yet it still stands.
  • I got to take beautiful pictures from the outside.
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