Top 3 Cities You Should Consider Visiting in Nicaragua

City of Leon in Nicaragua
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Most people visiting Nicaragua are there for its beautiful, sun-kissed beaches, volcanic hikes, and untouched nature. Even if that’s the case with you, you’ll probably start your journey from one of its major cities, and these three are actually worth the visit.


Located on the shores of Lake Managua, the capital of Nicaragua is usually everyone’s starting point, so why not take some time to explore it? In addition to being the gateway for surrounding natural wonders, this city is worth visiting for its rich history and impressive architecture.


Nicaragua’s second-largest city is one of the best places to explore baroque and neoclassical architecture and some of the country’s best art museums. It’s also a perfect jumping-off point if you want to visit the nearby Cerro Negro and Momotombo volcanoes.


Granada isn’t one of Nicaragua’s largest or most populous cities, but that’s not stopping it from being one of its most visited attractions. This city is rich in its historical heritage, and it’s home to many colonial landmarks. This includes Granada Cathedral, known for its colorful exterior and beautiful views from the bell tower.