Granada is a wonderful Colonial city in Nicaragua and it is small enough to walk to all of the sights if you are ambitious. Churches are the attractions and they are old and wonderful. I managed to see all of the famous ones during my visit. One rainy day I was looking at one of them and saw a side door open. I went in and was the only one there. Had a wonderful time looking around until I heard the door closing. I don’t know who was more startled, me, or the fellow locking the door – he had not seen me inside. Most of these churches have been destroyed and rebuilt several times.
Granada is also a city of color. Often as I walked down a street I would have to stop to admire the colors. Houses are built right up to the sidewalk, and when you walk past you are often looking right into someone’s living room. In the evening it is common for people to just move a couple of chairs out onto the sidewalk, and visit with neighbors and people walking past. Horse drawn carriage tours are a big attraction – horses are so thin, and they, and the carriages are often decorated with big florist bows. Pretty weird to me. One day when I was out walking I went past a funeral home. The door was open showing the caskets for sale, and beside the building was the fancy old horse drawn hearse. The next day I happened to walk past a church where it was being used for a funeral. The horses were draped in black lace. My last morning there I crossed another thing off my bucket list – zip lining. It was so much fun to fly through the air with the greatest of easy. Been there, done that – and I got the hat! Click on the Facebook link on my website for more Granada pics.