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Granada Holidays

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1524

Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Nicaragua, Granada stands as a testament to Latin America's timeless beauty and historical significance.

Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this enchanting city was founded in 1524 and exudes an irresistible blend of Andalusian-styled Spanish colonial charm. With an interesting history, Granada proudly holds the title of one of the oldest European settlements in the western hemisphere.

The historic centre is characterised by grand square homes adorned with lush interior gardens, nestled behind sturdy adobe walls. The narrow streets and magnificent architecture transport visitors to a bygone era, providing a glimpse into the city's storied past.

Granada's strategic location on the western shores of Lake Nicaragua made it a frequent target for pirates during the Spanish colonial period. Serving as the westernmost Caribbean port due to its bustling boat traffic across the lake and the San Juan River, the city thrived as a key commercial centre. In the present day, tourism flourishes, shaping the local economy and offering visitors a fantastic selection of exquisite dining options and boutique hotels.

Granada serves as an ideal base for exploration, with nearby attractions including the Isletas Archipelago, Mombacho and Masaya Volcanoes, Apoyo Crater Lake, and the captivating Los Pueblos Blancos. Beyond the city limits and easily accessible, discover a diverse landscape featuring volcanoes, beaches, national parks, and the mesmerising waterworld of Las Isletas de Granada.

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