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Mirador El Calvario

Cerro El Calvario, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Really nice if you are in the area

The view is beautiful and super cheap outing, we paid about $1.00 for four people (entry fee and... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
WorldTraveler_and_Co
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Miami, Florida
via mobile
Steep climb but very much worth it

We walked all the way from downtown (cathedral) to the mirador. The road was so steep that one of... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Helene L
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Cerro El Calvario, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The view is beautiful and super cheap outing, we paid about $1.00 for four people (entry fee and parking). It also, has a small restaurant. The drive is really steep and it’s mostly on a dirt road, I wouldn’t recommend it if it’s been raining.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We walked all the way from downtown (cathedral) to the mirador. The road was so steep that one of our friend was sliding backward (it had rained for 2 days). This made our walk even more entertaining than anything. The view at the mirador was...More

1  Thank Helene L
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

You get to map the city there and take great photos bc the lightning in the place and the one from the city! I think so have to schedule if you want to go at night

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

It's not only full of local history, but offers an observation tower overlooking the city and a monument on top of a hill that overlooks the city,

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

we negotiated a taxi to take us up and wait 10 mins for 200 cordobas. there is an ENTRANCE FEE 5 CORDOBAS. great view over the town of Matagalpa and the surrounding valley. we read in previous reviews about muggings so decided not to walk...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

It's a hard hike up there, but it's totally worth it. You see the town and the surrounding mountains. You can go through the catholic church's property where you can see some crosses (easy 30 minute walk) or you can go through the natural reserve...More

Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice view of city and surrounding mountains and cross. No worth an expensive trip or long walk but not much to do in town.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

It's a great place to see the entire city, not to mention the beautiful mountain range surrounding Matagalpa!

Thank Megan T
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Mirador has a 3 story steel platform that is very safe to get even higher for a terrific view of the valley. Rest Rooms a park for children, trails benches even a zip line great for beginners. The cost was 10 cordobas .35 cents....More

2  Thank joeloenicacano
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a fun side trip. Be sure to pay a driver to go up as it's a long hike back to town. stay on the paths and walkways. There is a guard, but someone was robbed off the beaten trail while we were there

1  Thank Kelsey C
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