Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua which is located in Central America. Managua offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;
- Direct flights to the Corn Islands
- Streets with no name
- Old cathedral of Managua
- Trips to Masaya volcano
- National palace and museum
The reason this is called the old cathedral is because it is no longer used, it used to be called the Santiago cathedral. It was severely damaged in the 1972 earthquake in Managua and is unsafe. Somehow a damaged cathedral with an interesting history such as this makes for great photography! There is talk of renovating this cathedral, we’ll wait and see what happens!
The most famous place in Nicaragua is not actually the country itself but the beautiful Corn Islands, you can fly directly to the Corn Islands from Managua with La Costeña. The Corn Islands are often the main reason many people come to Managua, or even stay overnight here.
The national palace of culture, Managua is without doubt a beautiful building worth a visit. Even if you’re not interested in the museum itself it’s worth going in to appreciate the architecture from the inside. You will find the old clock tower from the Managua old cathedral here.
During my taxi ride between Managua and León there were lots of vendors at the side of the road holding up Iguanas for the passing cars to see. We stopped to check out some Iguanas, and the price is $5 per Iguana, they are not pets, its something they eat in Nicaragua!