Francisco Hernández de Córdoba
LANGUAGE SPOKEN: SPANISH
CLIMATE DURING VISIT: DRY; TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 86ºF – 95ºF
GRANADA’S ESTIMATED POPULATION: 130,697
Granada is the oldest city founded by the Spanish in Central America and second on the American Continent after Cumaná in Venezuela. Granada was founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. Granada was named after the Spanish Andalucian city Granada.
Striking churches are found in this charming colonial city of Granada. Visiting these churches is a fun activity between the leather shopping and snacking on the traditional food.
Vigorón is one of the most popular plates of Nicaragua. In Granada in the Central Park stop and enjoy a “Vigorón con Yucca”. Its ingredients are boiled yucca, chicharrón, a salad made out of cabbage, tomato, mimbro with a vinegar and chili dressing. Yummy!
The eruption of the Mombacho volcano 20,000 years ago formed 365 islands that are called las Isletas found in Lago Nicaragua. Some of the islands are inhabited by campesinos and others by wealthy investors who have luxury homes.
The tour of las Isletas is definitely worth taking! You get to see the beautiful Isletas, the Mombacho Volcano and breathtaking views that surround you.
Lago Nicaragua also known as Lake Cocibolca, the world’s twentieth largest lake, has saltwater sharks despite being a freshwater lake. The sharks travel up the San Juan river and reach Lago Nicaragua.
We leave you with this picture…On a hot day in February an old man keeps cool by sitting back and relaxing in his Granada home.