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Calle Real Xalteva | Barrio Xalteva, Granada, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 10 September 2019

If you want to get some nice views from the top of the town and take some nice pictures, this is the place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LnCWorldTravelers
Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

This is one of Granadas must do sites. A great photo OP. It does close for masses etc. and closes at 5:20pm.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank casadel
Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

I'm not so much interested in churches in general, I met some people at my hostel who were going to do it so I joined them. I have to say I liked it a lot. All Granada has this antique environment I like so much,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2019

Worth the walk to the top! The staircase is long and windy, but the climb is rewarded with the 360 degree view of the city.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

For only $1 this place is a definite must see. You must climb a narrow staircase (I would not recommend this for those who have difficulties walking) but it is so pretty up there! We even got lucky and met a famous youtuber -Luisito!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

A step spiral staircase leads to a spectacular view of the city. It was hazy when we visited, but we were still able to see a good distance off. The rooflines alone were interesting enough to make this worth the $1 entry fee!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leet
Reviewed 22 March 2019

A long, steep climb to the .bell tower of the church afforded jaw-dropping vistas of the cityscape and Lake Nicaragua – the world’s 20th largest.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019 via mobile

This is a must do in Granada. Very young children are not permitted. Entrance is cheap. Stairs are windy, tight & steep. View is great. only criticism is it should be open all day & maybe in the night too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank casadel
Reviewed 16 March 2019

Nice view of the town and Mombacho Volcano. It's worth the climb, as one is rewarded with 360 degree view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 27saule
Reviewed 18 February 2019

This is an interesting relic of Managua but if you stay in a hotel near it, you will be hearing this thing all night. Yikes!

Date of experience: February 2019
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23 December 2014|
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Response from Sarah H | Reviewed this property |
No . Its just a small church, you just walk up, pay your dollar and go up. There is no tour
17 December 2014|
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Response from jennifer c | Reviewed this property |
Well, the church will most likely be open since they offer mass on Christmas day. As for the bell tower I am not quite sure if it will be open or not. However, if it is for $1 you can go to the top and see a spectacular view... More