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La Plaza de la Revolucción - City Plaza Managua - Nicaragua

La Plaza de la Revolucción was once Managua’s central square – before the devastating earthquakes of 1972 destroyed the heart of the city – and is now the hub of the historical district. The plaza was named in honor of the Sandinista-led revolution against Anastasio Somoza Debayle, son of Nicaraguan dictator General Anastasio Somoza García. The Sandinistas marched to victory in 1979, Somoza fled the country and, in November, thousands of Nicaraguans filled the plaza to celebrate. A mounted statue of the dictator, which had stood in the plaza, was pulled down during those initial heady days of victory. You can see photos of the statue’s demise at the Museo Nacional and find pieces of the bronze horse at the Parque Historicó Nacional Loma de Tiscapa.

Location:
Managua, Nicaragua

City Plaza

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None



Here are other activities in and around Managua that may be of interest: Plaza de la Cultura de Guatemala , Plaza de la Fé Juan Pablo II and Plaza de la República.








By Rachael Hanley
A sometime newspaper journalist with a heavy side of wanderlust, Rachael moved to Quito in November to work on the V!VA staff. She is currently...
11 Jun 2009







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