Granada, Nicaragua

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Set on the western shore of Lago de Nicaragua, some 50km southeast of Managua, GRANADA was once the jewel of Central America. The oldest Spanish-built city in the isthmus, it was founded in 1524 by Francisco Fernández de Córdoba, who named it after his hometown in Spain. During the colonial period Granada became fabulously rich, its wealth built upon exploitation: sited only 20km from the Pacific, the city was a transit point for shipments of gold and other minerals mined throughout the Spanish empire. In the mid-nineteenth century Granada fell to American adventurer William Walker, who gained …
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Hotel Plaza Col?n

The Hotel Plaza Colon is located in a historical building with a colonial facade at the center of Granada. It was the home of many of the renowned families of the city, and ...