After our coffee farm tour we drove down the volcano to the city of Granada. It’s the most popular city of Nicaragua (at least for tourists), promising picture-perfect views at very turn, so we were excited to see it. Built in the early 1500’s, it was one of the first cities of the New World. The buildings were old and beautiful.
The city’s center was huge and had a big fountain and gazebo in the center.
There were a lot of vendors selling local foods and drinks. And there were lines of horse-drawn carriages, ready for tourists. We walked around the town first, exploring a bit on our own.
As the kids got tired we opted for a carriage ride.
Sure enough, within minutes Cliff was sound asleep.
He sleeps through anything once out. We got out at one of the old cathedrals and walked around.
The wall murals inside were gorgeous!
It was a fun taste of Nicaragua.
By the end of the ride, both kids were sound asleep. We decided to head back. On the way back to Managua we stopped by Lago de Nicaragua. We could even see the Mombacho Volcano, where we had toured the coffee farm earlier that morning.
A little souvenir shopping and our first day in Nicaragua was complete!