Santiago of Managua Cathedral, Managua

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Explore the historic ruins of Santiago of Managua Cathedral, an important historical monument for the city. The cathedral survived several earthquakes since construction began in 1928. However, it was the disastrous 1972 Nicaragua earthquake that led to the building’s closure. Many thought the structure to be damaged beyond repair, but in recent years plans for the renovation and reopening of the site have begun. Although you can't enter the cathedral, its exterior makes an impressive sight. Created by Pablo Dambach, the building was not only designed in Belgium, but parts were actually constructed there and then shipped to Managua. Look up to the two intact towers, said to represent San Pedro and San Pablo, supported from the central structure by Christ. Using our world travel planner, Managua attractions like Santiago of Managua Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Moving this Cathedral which only stands after the earthquake, like a Ghost ship with its clock that stopped the day of drama
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  • By checking your watch when the 1972 earthquake, which destroyed MANAGUA, stopped him more faithful witness of the catastrophe still, but not habitable, continues majestic in what was the city's main square, challenging another icon of that old MANAGUA , the Palace of culture to the North another survivor, the teatro RUBEN DARIO, that I stand incolume the phenomenon of Quake so Cathedral is not isolated, still form part of complex which expresses the beauty of the old capital
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  • The cathedral stands on a square in the center of Managua. She survived all the earthquakes of the last years. Due to your already damaged structure, you can only see it from the outside. Nevertheless, it's worth a visit, the Cathedral is beautiful, and has a special lighting. Nearby parking and the place is quiet. From there you can walk to other attractions, including a fountain where kids are playing and bathing.
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  • Amazing park with this Catedral aquí,you can go and hang out with the locals and find whatever it is you're looking for.
  • This is a strange, bizarre, broken down old church. I heard that it never got repaired after the earthquake many years ago, and one of the interesting things is that they repaved it so the stairs jut out of the pavement unevenly. They have security guards guarding it, so you can't just traipse in and walk around. It's great for awesome photos, though.
  • I got to take beautiful pictures from the outside.
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  • How eerie to see a huge cathedral like this looking like its about to fall apart. The clocks on top showing time from a generation ago. One touch and the whole thing looks like it could go kaboom. Yet it still stands.
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