Granada, Nicaragua

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Granada is a city in western Nicaragua and the capital of the Granada Department.wikipedia
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Nicaragua

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Granada is a city in western Nicaragua and the capital of the Granada Department.
That year, the conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba founded two of Nicaragua's principal cities: Granada on Lake Nicaragua was the first settlement, followed by León at a location west of Lake Managua.

Lake Nicaragua

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During the colonial period, Granada maintained a flourishing level of commerce with ports on the Atlantic Ocean, through Lake Nicaragua (a.k.a. Cocibolca) and the San Juan River.
The lake drains to the Caribbean Sea via the San Juan River, historically making the lakeside city of Granada an Atlantic port, although Granada (as well as the entire lake) is closer to the Pacific Ocean geographically.

Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (founder of Nicaragua)

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In 1524, the city was renamed Granada, by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, ostensibly the first European city in mainland America. It was named by Hernández de Córdoba after the ancient Spanish city of Granada.
- 1526) is usually reputed as the founder of Nicaragua, and in fact he founded two important Nicaraguan cities, Granada and León.

Granada Department

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Granada is a city in western Nicaragua and the capital of the Granada Department.
The capital is the city of Granada, one of North America's oldest cities

Managua

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In the mid-19th century a compromise site was agreed on and the capital was finally established at Managua between both cities.
Previously, the capital alternated between the cities of León and Granada.

León, Nicaragua

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Granada is also known as La Gran Sultana, in reflection of its Moorish and Andalusian appearance, unlike its sister city and historical rival León, which displays Castilian trends.
For some years, the capital shifted back and forth between León and the city of Granada.

William Walker (filibuster)

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It was also where William Walker, the American filibuster, took up residence and attempted to take control of Central America as a ruling president.
In 1854, a civil war erupted in Nicaragua between the Legitimist Party (also called the Conservative Party), based in the city of Granada, and the Democratic Party (also called the Liberal Party), based in León.

Mombacho

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Dry forests and also humid forests skirt the Mombacho volcano.
Mombacho is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, near the city of Granada.

Islets of Granada

Mombacho volcano is the highest point (1,345 m) within Granada; the now dormant volcano blew most of its cone into the lake, forming the 365 Islets of Granada, from where the volcano provides an amazing view.
The islets of Granada (Spanish: Isletas de Granada) are located in Lake Nicaragua, just southeast of the city of Granada in Nicaragua.

Charles Frederick Henningsen

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One of Walker's generals, Charles Frederick Henningsen, set the city ablaze before escaping, destroying much of the ancient city and leaving printed the words "Here was Granada".
Henningsen was responsible for burning Granada, Nicaragua, at the time the capital of Nicaragua, on 14 December 1856.

Holy Week

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Granada has many beaches on Lake Nicaragua which are very popular around Semana Santa ("Holy Week").

Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Granada

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The Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral (Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción) also called Granada Cathedral is a neoclassical Catholic cathedral located in Granada, Nicaragua, roughly 25 miles southeast of Managua.

Spain

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It was named by Hernández de Córdoba after the ancient Spanish city of Granada.

Granada

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It was named by Hernández de Córdoba after the ancient Spanish city of Granada.

Moors

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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.

Catholic Church

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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.

Antigua Guatemala

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Granada, Nicaragua was historically the sister capital in Central America to Antigua, Guatemala.

Guatemala

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Granada, Nicaragua was historically the sister capital in Central America to Antigua, Guatemala.

Atlantic Ocean

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During the colonial period, Granada maintained a flourishing level of commerce with ports on the Atlantic Ocean, through Lake Nicaragua (a.k.a. Cocibolca) and the San Juan River.

San Juan River (Nicaragua)

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During the colonial period, Granada maintained a flourishing level of commerce with ports on the Atlantic Ocean, through Lake Nicaragua (a.k.a. Cocibolca) and the San Juan River.

England

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The city has been witness and victim to many of the battles with and invasions from English, French and Dutch pirates trying to take control of Nicaragua by sailing up the San Juan River.