The capital city of the Masaya department, shares its name, and is often referred to as the City of Flowers or the Cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore. This magnificently beautiful city is home to approximately a hundred and fifty thousand residents and located a mere fourteen kilometers from the city of Granada and is also in close proximity to Managua. Named after one of the city’s most popular ...
El Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas, or Museum of Traditions and Legends, is one of the very fascinating attractions in Nicaragua. Located in the city of Leòn, the museum is housed in an old prison building that was used for this purpose between 1921 and 1979. These were the most brutal and cruel years in the history of the prison. The El Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas owes its ...
Experience another facet of Nicaragua's fascinating culture at a Nicaraguan artisan village. Within the rural areas of Nicaragua you will come across homes that are also used as workshops by artisans. See Nicaraguan artisans at work on a variety of handicrafts in Masaya and the smaller colonial villages surrounding it. Nicaraguan artisan villages afford a unique opportunity to gain insight ...
Nicaraguan folklore plays a large role in Nicaraguan culture. Many of its stories, songs and dances tell tales of mysterious and often frightening characters known by all Nicaraguans. Nicaragua's folklore and oral traditions have given rise to at the least 25 distinctive myths/legends. Folkloric legends have influenced Nicaraguan culture with regards to beliefs relating to things as simple ...
The culture of Nicaragua is somewhat varied in different regions due to the different influences that were exerted on these different parts of the country. For the most part, the majority of the people show a strong Spanish influence. However there are other parts of the country that are more influenced by the English culture.