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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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An old nice Catedral

This is a really big and old cathedral. Unfortunately you can't go in because it's really damage since the earthquake that cause many problems in Nicaragua. You can't take... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
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7 reviews
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a really big and old cathedral. Unfortunately you can't go in because it's really damage since the earthquake that cause many problems in Nicaragua. You can't take pictures inside or near the Cathedral. There's only certain distance you're allow.

Thank Diego T
San Francisco Peninsula
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

Iconic structure of Managua opening onto the main square with other important buildings on either side. The Catedral suffered earthquake damage and is fenced off. it's worth seeing, but cannot be entered.

Thank lsmkw
Managua, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a haunting reminder of the earthquake of 1972 that destroyed most of downtown Managua. It is one of the few structures left standing and was built in the 18th century!

Thank normajean5
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful catheral ruins. You can still see the beautiful decorations from the inside on the closed carheral. The Christmas lights makes it look cheap.

Thank Martha S
Alta Loma, California
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This old colonial church is in the Heart of the old city . It's in walking distance of old town . It's worth a visit to look inside .

Thank yellowhummingbird
Managua, Nicaragua
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Managua, you must visit this historic place, preferably at night. Take your camera with you.

Thank Jorge A
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Going to Managua should be a memorable experience, however on the top of the list for tourists is to see these old, outdated and decaying buildings that in 2016 have no meaning or relevance in today's society. We are more interested in real, ancient history that pre dates the modern religious buildings. What happened to recommending the ancient culture of... More 

Thank GaryOmniverse
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

For people looking to tour around Managua and see some of the sights and learn some of the history, this is a great spot to visit. As hobby photographers, we found this location tremendously photographic and provided a lot of opportunities and fun in that regard. This building is near a number of other sites in Managua, so I would... More 

Thank Rousu
Winters, California
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

A shell surrounded by fencing so nothing could be seen. OK to photograph from the outside. Managua never ceased to disappoint.

Thank Lynne S
Trinity, United States
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

This cathedral was damaged from the earthquake in the in the late 70's that destroyed most of Managua at the time. However, it still stands and one can still see how very beautiful it must have been. It is not open to the public unfortunately because it is too dangerous, but if you walk around the building you can sometimes... More 

Thank Lonnelda M

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