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Historic Center of the oldest city on the American Continent on the mainland.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Manuel
Registered on January 14, 2024

Greetings! My name is Manuel, but everyone knows me as Good Guide. Join me on a tour that will undoubtedly make you take a little piece of my beautiful city with you, when you return.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The tour consists of a walk in the historic center of the city.

We start from Plaza de la Independencia, heading towards Lake Nicaragua, on Calzada Street and the Church of Guadalupe, with its Gothic architecture. We will comment on how it was used during the National War against the filibuster William Walker from 1854 to 1857.

We will discuss a brief description of the Lake and its sharks, along with the mystery of the ghost ship and the visit of different pirates during the colonial era.

We will also see a panoramic view of the Islets of Granada, while we walk along the boardwalk, where we will feel the breezes from the lake. We will then arrive at the monument of Former President Emiliano Chamorro, twice president of the country and one of the greatest leaders on the American continent.

We then returned to the church of San Francisco, next to the Convent with the same name and its different uses throughout its history. We will talk about the architecture of what is the oldest church in all of Nicaragua, founded by the Franciscan friars Francisco Botila and Fray Bartolome de las Casas, who also defended the human rights of the indigenous people.

We continue our walk towards the Old Train Station, which today is an open-air museum. We will talk about the architecture of the old building where the railway operated, the turntable and the Poets Park.

We return to the south side, on La Atravesada Avenue, to visit La Merced Tower and take photos around the city, ending the tour in Colon Park or Central Park.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    W2JW+2GP, Granada, Nicaragua
    W2JW+2GP, Granada, Nicaragua
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    I will be in front of the Claro building, whose architecture is Neoclassical, in Plaza los Leones and I usually wear vests and a cap.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción de María
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Xalteva Park

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

19 ratings
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4.78
Fun
4.72
Expression
4.56
Quality
4.79
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4.72
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Claudia 27 May 2024
London

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This was a great tour. I particularly enjoyed visiting areas popular with locals to see sports games and workshops etc. Manuel was very informative.
Barbera 15 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Complete and informative tour, Manuel is a nice guy.
GUILLERMO 01 May 2024
Armenia

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente guía y muy comprometido con el grupi
Marilynn 28 Apr 2024
Branchburg

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Very nice tour with Manuel!
Samuel 16 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy buen guía! Todo muy interesante y de una forma amena, recomendado al 100%. Un abrazo para Manuel Saludos desde las Islas Canarias
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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