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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  • Amazing old church tat survived the hurricane. You could see the cracks in the structure but it is still standing.  more »
  • The Cathedral can be seen from a distance because only the outer part survived the 1972 earthquake. There are well-kept square around is a source of water and light in which children get wet in the days of intense heat.
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  • Very impressive cathedral, unfortunately in a terrible state. It is more impressive by night, with spot lights than by day light. Entrances have been condemned - you can't even walk up the stairs to s...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • I got to take beautiful pictures from the outside.
  • Old dilapidated church that has not been touched for decades. All restorations have been limited to the outside and surrounding area as church is now to weak from several earthquakes and shellings during the war. More of a symbol of Managua you can see rather than experience. You can only see a glimpse of the inside.
  • Beautiful place at night, very impressive.

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