¡Nicaragua, a lot to discover!
Founded in 1524, Granada is the oldest city of the Americas on firm land. It is a beautiful colonial city with baroque and neoclassical structures and its splendid mud tile roofs. Nearby in the “Parque Central” or “Parque Colón”, you will find the cathedral, city hall, and the “Casa de Cultura.” From there you should walk to the “Casa de los Tres Mundos” (formerly known as “Casa de los Leones”), a perfect example of Colonial architecture. Your next stop should be the “Convento de San Francisco”, only two blocks away. Founded in 1529, it is the city’s first church and one of the most important colonial buildings in Central America. It is also home to a unique collection of Pre-Columbian statues depicting zoomorphic human figures of great archaeological value. The view of the overlapping clay tiles on the roofs of Granada’s homes is truly unforgettable. A horse-drawn carriage ride through town will be another memorable experience. From there, a visit to “Lago Nicaragua” and the “Isletas” is a must. “Lago Nicaragua or Cocibolca” is the largest lake in Central America. It hosts the “Bull Shark”, unique specie of shark adapted to fresh-water. The Islets is a 350-island archipelago of volcanic origin. Most of the islands are inhabited, and they are filled with fruit trees and tropical plants. You can take a boat ride from “Puerto de Asese or Cabaña Amarilla” to “Fuerte San Pablo.”
Next to the Lake, you have the majestic “Volcan Mombacho” towering over Granada. You can take a nature walk through its trails and enjoy the exuberant flora and fauna. From there you will have a breathtaking view of Granada and “Lago Cocibolca”. During March, Granada celebrates its “Festival de Gastronomía y Folklore” (Gastronomy and Folklore Festival), a unique experience for the traveler. August 15 is the local festival in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Every Friday evening the Central Square comes to life with music, dance and food during the “Noches de Serenata,” evenings that promote serenades. Because of the amount of things to do, Granada is the perfect getaway for your stay in Nicaragua.
Hotel La Gran Francia
La Gran Francia is a huge and ancestral house located in the center of the ancient city of Granada itself, Nicaragua.
Hotel Patio el Malinche
El Patio del Malinche is more than a hotel: it is the realization of a dream. The desire to live another culture and meet new horizons took us to the ancient city of Granada.
The oldest in Granada, Nicaragua hotel. Since our inception in 1898 until today we have strived to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests.
Its unique colonial architectural beauty and warm houses typical of the Grenadines environment come together to create an atmosphere that makes the Hotel Dario, the first and only five-star Boutique Hotel in the city of Granada.