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Antigua Catedral de Managua

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Address: Plaza de La Revolucion, Managua, Nicaragua
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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$95.29*
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By the lake

The tourists compound has several restaurants and bars with leve music and entertainment such as karaoke. Different styles of music with mostly salsa, merengue and bachata... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Torben J
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Accra, Ghana
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Accra, Ghana
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tourists compound has several restaurants and bars with leve music and entertainment such as karaoke. Different styles of music with mostly salsa, merengue and bachata beings the dance floors busy.

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Thank Torben J
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of Managua has been written around this Cathedral, nice place to walk with many amenities around it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can only see the facade and walk around the building, badly damaged by an earthquake in the 1980s and left for dead. Not really worth the time.

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Thank Kyle D
Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

This hollow shell of the old cathedral is a visible and shocking reminder of the damage created by the 1972 earthquake. It has never been repaired yet it almost demands that you see more on the walk around its exterior. Lonely Planet said it best "the cathedral without a heart is the city without a centre." There is a beautifully... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Architect Pablo Dambach (of Swiss origine). Built in the 1920s and heavily damaged in the 1972 earthquacke. It survived an earlier quacke in 1931. The iron frame was imported from Belgium. One of the reasons the cathedral was never restored is the fact that the whole area including the ruins is state property, while the religious authority is with the... More 

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Thank Robert937
Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a must see while in Managua. The square is almost always empty, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery around the square.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We walked 2.5km down here from our hotel, La Posada del Arcangel. Having last visited here 4 years ago(Winter in Granada, San Juan del Sur, Leon, and San Salvador), we expected some change. But little difference aside from some extra cleanup outside with the wall and tower cracks remaining threatening. Remarkable that it was designed and shipped from Belgium in... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting and imposing building, was something in its day. Still worth a visit and who knows one day they might have the resources to renovate.

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Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Not much to see in Managua, not many photo opportunities. It takes us 5 minutes to walk around this area. You can see most of the sights in Managua in a few hours. The reviews are correct that we need to get out of Managua to see more of Nicaragua.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

You can look around and imagine what it was like. Compare it to the modern version that lacks any charm at all. Very pretty at night. Wish they would restore it. Unfortunately you can't enter. Some dat perhaps.....

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