Sunday, September 15, 2013

Colonial Style in Granada, Nicargagua

The San Francisco Convent Cultural Center in Grenada houses a museum that includes a large collection of pre-Columbian statues that were found on the islands in Lake Nicaragua.  The convent was built by the Franciscans in 1529.
The scenery around Grenada is dominated by tall volcanoes.
The economy of Grenada is being revived by tourism, with lots of restaurants and shops.
Xalteteva Church dates to colonial times, but its Victorian facade is due to the fact that it was damaged by an earthquake in the 1890's and rebuilt thereafter.
Inglesia Merced is one of the oldest churches in Central America, dating to 1834, although it has been reconstructed several times due to damage from earthquakes and conflicts.   The tower was rebuilt in 1862.


glenda said...

Great shot of the cultural center with the clouds in the back!

Ercotravels said...

Indeed, you got beautiful pictures..
such a nice post.

JM said...

What wonderful South American feel to this post!

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