Granada is considered among the oldest and most beautiful colonial cities in Latin America. Its main attraction is its colonial, neoclassical and baroque architecture visible in houses, streets, squares, monuments and churches; so of a natural beauty for being located on the shore of Lake Cocibolca, where there is a series of more than 365 islets that are scattered along the Asese peninsula.
Granada is known as the Great Sultana for being at the foot of the Mombacho Volcano. The city was named as Historical and Cultural Heritage of Nicaragua on June 2, 1995; since it evokes its colonial past, from its historical architecture of its churches, streets, squares, avenues, houses; being a reference for cultural tourism: The Xalteva Cathedral, the Church of Guadalupe and the Old San Francisco Convent, which houses the most important museum in the city, with a permanent exhibition of pre-Columbian statues and representations of their traditions and culture.
In its traditional gastronomy is the famous Granada vigorous, accompanied by a cocoa chingue or fresh grass, the Guapote en pinol de las islets and of course the curvasa and other typical sweets such as donkey milk.
Granada is part of the National Network of Creative Cities, highlighting the field of literature, due to being the meeting point for poets, especially at the Granada International Poetry Festival.