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  • Attractions

    Theatres

    Most visitors to Nicaragua will look for some form of nighttime entertainment to relax at the end of a busy day. What better form of entertainment is there than that of live theater? Culturally enlightening, lively and enjoyable, live theater is one of the best forms of evening entertainment that a tourist can enjoy while visiting a foreign country. Nicaragua is certainly no exception to the ...

  • Matagalpa Region

    Ciudad Dario

    In the department of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, you will find a fascinating city steeped in history and culture. Renowned as the birthplace of exceptional Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, Ciudad Darío has much to offer tourists. Originally known as Metapa and Chocoyos even before that, Ciudad Darío is easily accessed along the renowned Pan-American Highway.

  • Theatres

    Ruben Dario National

    Located in the city of Managua is an important gathering point for cultural events in Nicaragua: the Rubén Darío National Theater. Named for the famed Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, this theater is an important center for the performing arts. It features musical performances, theater productions and visual art displays. Not only does the Rubén Darío Theater present fine performances, but it ...

  • Theatres

    Victor Romeo

    Whilst staying in Managua you are certain to spend some evenings out on the town. There are many fine restaurants, coffee shops and bars where you can enjoy a tasty meal, something cool to drink and great company. Night clubs in Nicaragua are also popular amongst tourists who like to party right into the morning hours. But for those who prefer an evening filled with culture, there are the ...

  • Sights

    Cathedral of Leon

    No trip to the city of León would be complete without a visit to the city’s Cathedral. The Cathedral of León is known as being one of the biggest in Central America. The Cathedral features three main levels – the lower, intermediate and superior. Each level represents something different. The lower level features several underground sections that have been used as crypts for many centuries. ...

  • Museums

    Ruben Dario Museum

    The Rubèn Darìo Museum is located in Leòn in the home where the most famous Nicaraguan poet spent his childhood and returned to die. Rubèn Darìo was not only recognized as a poet, but as a diplomat to his country and as a successful journalist. The Rubèn Darìo Museum is not only a favorite attraction in Nicaragua for tourists, but locals also visit to be reminded of the genius that once ...

  • Museums

    Museo Alfonso Cortez

    The Museo Alfonso Cortèz is located in mastic buildings that are more than 200 years old. This attraction in the city of Leon is the story of a well-respected poet who was loved by the people and who lived in the same room that was previously occupied by Rubèn Dario, another well known Nicaraguan poet. The story of Alfonso Cortèz is largely tragic, but is nonetheless a reflection of true ...

  • Attractions

    Museums

    No visit to a foreign country is complete without a trip to at least one of the country’s many museums. Nicaragua is certainly no exception and the country has several fine museums that are well worth visiting. While some of these Nicaraguan museums may not be as big or as modern as museums found in other parts of the world, they do offer some real gems of information regarding the culture, ...

  • Culture

    Literature

    Nicaraguan literature, and especially poetry, has played a massive role in the culture of Nicaraguans. Margaret Randall wrote: “Throughout Nicaraguan culture, the poet is the high priest.” ('Risking a Somersault in the Air') Likewise Salman Rushdie expressed similar words after visiting Nicaragua during the 1980s. During his stay he found himself amidst a mass of poets fighting for a cause.

  • Managua Region

    Managua

    Situated on the southern shore of Lake Managua, the city of Managua serves as the capital of Nicaragua. It is by far the country's largest city, with a population that is larger than one million inhabitants and an ever expanding residential and commercial area. Managua is the center of transportation, commerce, finance and manufacturing in the country and also serves as a major cultural and ...