Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Managua (Nicaragua)

  • By Alex S
  • Travel Tips
  • 01.05.2016

Come to Managua in Nicaragua to be inspired and awed by the following sights and attractions:

Parque Historico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa
This holds one of the area’s best recognizable landmark, a silhouette of Sandinoas this national historic park was at one time the Casa Presidencial, which is where Sandino, along with his men, was executed in 1934, it was once a very notorious prison.

Huellas de Acahualinca
This facinating preservation of historic events of the past was discovered by some miners in 1874. It is the fossil record of the footsteps of several people, as well as local animals like birds, deer and raccoons that crossed the shores of Lago de Managua more than 6,000 years ago.

Parque de la Paz
Managua's Peace Park is the sight of a lighthouse that is a symbol of the nation’s hopes and challenges as it emerged from war. Presidet Violeta Barrios de Chamorro inaugurated the park in 1990 while President.

Plaza de la RevoluciĆ³n
Gen. Jose Santos Zelaya inaugurated this plaza in 1899. It has been the site of many protests, parades, and more during the years, and is also the site of Sandinista commander Carlos Fonseca’s tomb.

Nueva Catedral
Located north of Metrocentro Mall, this Managua landmark is said to be a marvel of architecture and a beautiful site that many visitors have marveled at.

Arboretum Nacional
These lovely, but modest gardens can be found halfway between Barrio Martha Quezada and the Plaza Monumental. They showcase more than 200 species of plants from Nicaragua’s five major zones, such as the dry tropical forest and the central lowlands.

Catedral Metropolitana
Found north of the Metrocentro Mall is another remarkable Managua landmark and beautiful chapel that tourists can view and see the beauty of the building and its striking architectural style.