Santiago of Managua Cathedral, Managua

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Explore the historic ruins of Santiago of Managua Cathedral, an important historical monument for the city. The cathedral survived several earthquakes since construction began in 1928. However, it was the disastrous 1972 Nicaragua earthquake that led to the building’s closure. Many thought the structure to be damaged beyond repair, but in recent years plans for the renovation and reopening of the site have begun. Although you can't enter the cathedral, its exterior makes an impressive sight. Created by Pablo Dambach, the building was not only designed in Belgium, but parts were actually constructed there and then shipped to Managua. Look up to the two intact towers, said to represent San Pedro and San Pablo, supported from the central structure by Christ. Using our world travel planner, Managua attractions like Santiago of Managua Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Antigua Catedral or "old cathedral" is a beautiful piece of architecture in the heart of Managua. The structure is only to be observed from afar, as you are unable to go inside due to the aging.....  more »
  • It's good to see from outside. I wanted to go inside but everything was closed because the church collapses. Such a shame.  more »
  • Really nice place, nice weather. Here you can take a look at the history of the country...
  • It's OK to look at from the outside but it is very damaged and you can't go inside. I believe they have not fixed it since it was damaged in the earthquake in the early seventies. I wish they would fix it up and make it look really nice so tourists can see the beauty of the old cathedral in downtown Managua

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