Granada Travel Guide

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Granada Overview

Granada is considered the oldest city in Central America, founded around 1524 and continuously inhabited. It has seen battles, wars, pirate attacks and attempted power grabs throughout centuries. It is located in the department of Granada and is the capital city of this department. The Lago de Cocibolca or Nicaragua borders the city and is a hugely popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

The city is layed out in a traditional Spanish style with a central plaza and many cathedrals around the town. Although many of the original colonial structures located around the city's main plaza were destroyed due to war and fire, structures were rebuilt and designed with colonial influenced architecture. The city maintained its colonial air.

The climate is very similar to that of the capital - hot and humid.

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