This was done in honor of the defeat of the last Moorish stronghold, which had been Spanish Granada, by the Catholic King and Queen of Spain. During the colonial period, Granada maintained a flourishing level of commerce with ports on the Atlantic Oceanthrough Lake Nicaragua a.
As you travel the country you will find yourself pondering on the plight of rural citizens living in shacks in various rural areas only to find yourself enjoying the opulence of a high-class, colonial-style hotel only hours later. Much of the existing architecture in the main cities has been influenced by the countries history and built largely in one or two architectural styles.
Some of these historic cities are known to be among the oldest Colonial centers in the Americas and as such, they draw a lot of tourists.
Granada and Leon are known for their Spanish-Colonial architectural heritage and this is often a featured attraction on tours. As many of the people in more rural areas are poor, they tend to live in small, crudely-made homes with only the most basic facilities.
Another facet of architecture in Nicaragua are the striking, more modern buildings that are slowly starting to grow in number in certain cities. Modern buildings are usually reserved for younger cities or cities that lost much of their heritage to a natural disaster of some sort. Cities with a strong architectural legacy tend to try and maintain a theme when planning the construction of new buildings.
While colonial cities enjoy cobbled streets and iron railed walk-ways, modern cities are lavishly decorated with picturesque palms trees and large grassy areas; both are equally enjoyable.
Many are starting to view the architecture in Nicaragua as a great tourist attraction. Some say it is helping to fuel a tourism revival. Whatever the case, it is a fact that a visit to the colonial cities of Leon and Granada are a must when visiting Nicaragua.
So whether you enjoy taking a walk back in time and admiring the beautiful legacy of a bygone era or you simply think these grand buildings would make for some spectacular photographs, make sure you spend a little time enjoying the Spanish colonial architecture of Nicaragua.In the fall of , officials of the National Energy Commission of Nicaragua were reviewing a pilot study of the options for electrification in three rural communities.
Rural electrification was an important issue in Nicaragua since 40 percent of the population, mostly in rural areas, was without power. Costa Rica or Nicaragua have similar beauty but they differ in infrastructure, more crowded, crime -rate and Language barrier.
As Nicaragua is less crowded with . HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd. (HKND Group) is a Hong Kong- based infrastructure development firm with offices in Managua, Nicaragua. While tourism has many economic benefits, it has also lead to significant negative impacts on Nicaragua’s environment.
As more tourists arrive in Nicaragua, the government and private companies continue to build more infrastructure and encourage tourist activity. Western Hemisphere > Nicaragua; Western Hemisphere > Nicaragua > Managua 6/12/ Overall Crime and Safety Situation Crime Rating: Critical Crime Threats Nicaragua has low overall reported crime rates, but U.S.
citizens still experience a significant number of violent and non-violent crimes. Growing Nicaragua.
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