Catedral de Granada, Granada

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Nicaragua
Visit one of the city's landmarks at Catedral de Granada, a neoclassical church that dominates the urban skyline. The 1972 edifice features a striking red and yellow facade, along with two domed towers and bell tower. Walking through the church's five altars, and look for the sacred image of the Virgen de la Concepción, saved from destruction by fire in 1856. Also, pay attention to the main altar's statue of Mary surrounded by silver, and backed by blue mosaic tiles. Climb the bell tower to enjoy views of the city, the lake, and the volcano in the distance. A visit to Catedral de Granada represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Granada online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Beautiful church, a dreamy sunset is seen, the structure is very interesting opposite the plaza de Granada
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  • October 2, 2017
    This is a good example of how the Spanish conquered and made their mark on Central and South America. Like the city, the cathedral reflects their presence. It is being restored (Sept 2017) and will li...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    It is a very large church; the exterior is impressive and looks better than the inside; the inner part of the temple is not so imposing as sees it its exterior
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  • June 26, 2017
    I just love to come to the cathedral's bell tower... You get a different perspective and views of Granada.. A must visit
  • April 9, 2017
    For $1, you literally have no excuse not to visit the top of the cathedral. The views are excellent and you'll end up getting some great overall pics of the city. The cathedral itself is beautiful so I strongly recommend visiting!
  • November 19, 2016
    The colonial town of Granada is such a special place. The architecture and colors of the Cathedral of Granada is spectacular. Beautiful inside and amazing outside. At night they light up the cathedral and it is stunning. You don't need to be religious to appreciate it.
  • June 17, 2017
    Large cathedral with colourful paintings on the sealing.
  • April 6, 2016
    My experiences in Granada, Nicaragua were some of the best moments of my life. This beautiful, little colonial town and the people in it reminded me what it's like to be alive. Definitely going again someday!

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