Thanks for visiting and we hope you'll bookmark our site and return again!) is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as of the department of the same name.Follow in the steps of pirates like William Dampier and Henry Morgan along the San Juan River, roll your own cigars or stroll the colonial streets in Granada or Leon, or catch some waves in the colorful coastal area of San Juan del Sur.Nicaragua is a photographers dream, with a friendly population and plenty of natural wonders to explore and discover. passengers departing from the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica en route to Managua, Nicaragua must pay a international departure fee in cash at the airport as required by the Costa Rican government.It was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.The cathedral was built in 1991 to serve as a replacement for the Old Cathedral of Managua or St. The old cathedral was damaged and thought to be unrestoreable after a 1972 earthquake that destroyed 90% of the city.Almost every fourth Nicaraguan is a Managuan and the city still grows rapidly through people moving in, making a person "born and raised" in Managua something of a rare sight.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción de María), referred to as the New Cathedral (La Nueva Catedral), is located in Managua, Nicaragua.The cost of the newly-built cathedral was estimated at .5 million.Managua is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua.There are two possible origins for the name "Managua".It may have originated from the term Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water". Other archaeological evidence, mainly in the form of ceramics and statues made of volcanic stone, like the ones found on the island of Zapatera, and petroglyphs found on Ometepe island, contribute to the increasing knowledge of Nicaragua's ancient history.The new cathedral was designed by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.