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Landmarks · Churches · Government Buildings
Bride of Xolotlan
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake. Most visitors simply pass through on their way to Granada or Leon, yet for those who care to linger, a tour of Managua reveals a lively urban center filled with some of the country's most significant landmarks and museums. Home to over a million residents, Managua serves as Nicaragua's top shopping, dining, and nightlife destination. A trip to Managua also lets you explore the surrounding natural treasures, which include attractive lagoons, pleasant beaches, hot springs, and lush nature reserves. Before you visit Nicaragua, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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Where to stay in Managua

Most of the action in Managua takes place around the upscale Zona Rosa, where the majority of tourists choose to stay. There, you'll find plenty of five-star hotels offering all the trimmings of luxury, as well as access to the city's best nightlife. For something more budget-friendly, look east to the more affordable neighborhood of Barrio Martha Quezada. To be close to the best historical attractions in Managua, stay in Zona Monumental.
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