If the Zona Monumental was the heart of the old city (stilled during the earthquake of 1972), then the new Managua is slowly growing a new heart in the busy, chaotic, commercial downtown. The Centro Commercial is where youâ€™ll find the Catedral Nueva, Metrocentro Mall (a local landmark), the UCA bus terminal and all the top hotels and restaurants. To the east is the upscale Los Robles, a treelined residential area where family homes are increasingly giving way to galleries, upscale restaurants (check out Zona Hippa for the best in eating) and the areaâ€™s midrange hotels. To the south is the Carretera Masaya, a formerly sleepy highway that is now the go-to area for the cityâ€™s most glittery casinos, clubs and Galeria Santo Domingo. Centro Commercial may be busy, but itâ€™s also one of the safest neighborhoods to stroll.