Granada is a vibrant and colorful city. The plazas are good places to find artisan shops, street food, and guides for organized tours.
Iglesia La Merced
This church has a tower that we climbed up to see a view of Granada from above. We walked up a long, steep, windy staircase to reach the top!
Eating Traditional Nicaraguan Food
Zue and I found some yummy street food in Granada's central park. "Vigoron" consists of cabbage salad, boiled yuca, and chicharrones (fried pig skin). Everything is then wrapped together in a banana leaf.
The Streets of Granada
Cathedral of Granada
Iglesia de Guadalupe
Zue and I made a day trip to Masaya while staying in Granada via public "chicken bus." We first arrived at a dusty, busy marketplace, which we quickly decided was not a safe place to hangout (especially with our "tourist" clothing and backpacks) and so headed out to the main town and later an artisan market. There we encountered musicians laughing and playing their tubas and accordions loudly while elderly couples and other energetic individuals danced around them.
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