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Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

Destination Guide: Colonial Town of Granada, Nicaragua

The Colonial town of Granada is one of Nicaragua’s most important cities! Granada got its name from Hernández de Córdoba; he chose the name after the Spanish city of Granada! There are many things to see in Granada, for instance, the beautifully colored colonial buildings, churches, cathedral, the pristine Lake Apoyo, a bird’s eye view of the […]

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History of the Coyotepe Fortress…

Coyotepe Fortress was initially built in 1893 by President Zelaya in order to stop attacks from conservative forces, mostly North American armies, from Managua, Masaya and Leon. In 1948 an underground dungeon was built to hold many political prisoners; it is said that at some points this small fortress held over 800 prisoners at one time! […]