7 Hours History tour itinerary for Granada: Laguna De Apoyo And Coyotepe Fort
Laguna de apoyo is a paradise full of myths and legends. Come to discover the hidden secrets in the heart of Nicaragua.
Laguna de Apoyo and Coyotepe Fort
To protect the city of Masaya against the invading armies of North America, President Zelaya commissioned the construction of the El Coyotepe Fortress in 1893. From this strategic location Zelaya’s men could see the invading forces approaching. This fortress was later refurbished by the ruling Somoza regime, which added a dungeon to the fortress to serve as a jail for their political prisoners.
It has been documented that well over eight hundred prisoners were held at the fortress at one time, and walking through the dungeons is an eerie experience.
Here, visitors will be able to experience the darkness and fear that would have been felt by the prisoners as there are barely any, and in some cases no, sources of light; and torture chambers were also discovered in the dungeons. The dungeons of the El Coyotepe Fortress continued to be used as a prison even through the Sandinistas reign, but were eventually handed over to the care and use of the Boy Scouts.
After discovering the hiden secrets of this fort, we go to Masaya market,the most important art market of Nicaragua where you can find all type of hand made stuff.
We also see the Indigenous village of monimbo and then get ready to relax in the cristaline waters of the deepest and cleanest crater lake in Central America: Laguna de Apoyo.
English Speaking guide.
Coffee or tea.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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