Granada is a beautiful colonial city in Nicaragua. We went up to the belltower of the Iglesia (church) de la Merced. From there we could see all the clay tiles of the city.
The beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral is behind Dirk.
In the streets below us were many horse-drawn coaches taking tourists on tours of the city.
The bells started ringing while we were at the top. It was loud!
Look closely at the blue building’s roof. It’s made of sheetmetal and then covered with tiles. Is this construction method used to prevent leaks? Below is a picture of the Merced church.
At the Backyard hostel we met three green parrots who liked to bite our arms. One of them could speak pretty well.
We also met interesting characters who hung out at the bar a lot.
One evening we dressed up in costumes, just because the costumes were laying around.
Here I am as The Hulk!
Dirk and I walked to this dilapidated building. I was too nervous to enter, because I saw gang graffiti marking the walls. Dirk took a few photos on the inside.
Another beautiful church. Do you see the man sleeping on the steps?
Dirk visited a cigar factory and museum.
Granada is a nice city to walk around in. Around sunset, people would put rocker chairs at the entrance to their houses and sit rocking in groups on the street. It was extremely hot when we were there, maybe the rocking helps reduce the heat.
The San Fransisco church:
Thr Guadalupe church:
Nicaragua has colourful sunsets.
The central plaza is a fun place to eat at a comedor. I love Nicaraguan food – platanos and fried meat with spicy coleslaw.
We tried this cheesy tortilla thing. Streetfood is served in banana leaves!
Another beautiful church in Granada: