Granada was founded in 1524. A colorful colonial city, fantastic for taking photos.
As with all colonial city's in Central America, Granada is built around its main square "Parque Central". That represents the city's social hub.
From Managua airport you can take the Paxeos mini bus for $15 US. You will need to email and confirm with in 24 hours of your flight arrival. Email your flight details, number of passengers and luggage to email@example.com You may have to wait at the airport, but they will give you a time!
Cathedral and lake Nicaragua in the background
Horse carriages line up at Park Central
Volcano Mombacho viewed from bell tower
Inside the bell tower. Iglesia la Merced.
Climb the tower for the best views of Granada
There are many children in Central Park and along Calzada Street begging. Granada has a good network of Charity's that can feed poor children unlike the rest of Nicaragua. But the children prefer not to go to school and to work on the streets. They would like to drink Coca Cola and eat hamburgers like the tourists, instead of healthy food from home or at the charity centers. Working on the street they are introduced to drugs and sniffing glue. It can be hard when you see there faces, but you will need to be responsible and show strong love and give them nothing apart from telling them they need to go to school for a better life.
See Casa Alianza if you like to donate money to help these children.