Walking tour of Granada, Nicaragua


My group and I were picked up by private shuttle in San Juan del sur early on the morning of Saturday, February 27, for the 1 1/2 hour transfer to Granada.  We dropped off our luggage at the beautiful “La Gran Francia Hotel”, located right in the heart of Granada, and I led my group on a walking tour.  The first thing we saw were these colorful horse and buggies lined up around the Parque Central (Central Park).

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The Parque Central is a lovely place to sit on one of the benches under a shade tree and people watch!  This statue translates to, “Mother of all, devotion and love”.

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There were also outdoor dining areas…

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and of course, things to purchase…

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Surrounded with potted ferns, the fountain is lovely!

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The Cathedral de Granada borders the Parque Central and dominates the area.

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Next on our walking tour was the Guadalupe Church.

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Rounding the corner to face the Church, I was able to take in its complete glory!

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On the way to our next stop, there were some interesting and colorful buildings…

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Tomorrow, we’ll visit the San Francisco Convent, ChocoMuseo, Iglesia de La Merced, and Xalteva Park and Church!

 

9 thoughts on “Walking tour of Granada, Nicaragua

  1. Pingback: Walking tour of Granada, Nicaragua – Part II | Fabulous 50's

  2. So wonderfully colourful and sunny. Good to look at these pictures in today’s cool and rainy weather. But I’m not complaining: we need the rain, and even more.
    Take care,
    Pit

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