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Asamblea Nacional de Nicaragua/Nicaragua National Assembly

the Asamblea Nacional de Nicaragua/Nicaragua National Assembly is part of Managua .

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Nicaraguan Flag near the Naval Headquarters

Nicaraguan Flag near the Naval Headquarters
Made by J. Stephen Conn
Getting arrested at gunpoint in Managua was not on my To Do list when I visited Nicaragua, but it became my most vivid memory of the country. I was walking along one of the major streets of Managua, taking pictures of just about everything I saw, when I was suddenly apprehended at gunpoint by a soldier pointing a very large and angry looking gun at my belly. In a deadly serious tone he informed me that I was under arrest for taking pictures of a military installation, which is strictly Prohibido. I had just taken a single snapshot of the entrance to the Nicaraguan national naval headquarters. The soldier marched me across a busy street and to a little hut in front of the naval headquarters from which two other soldiers with equally big guns were watching. The three soldiers knew no English and my own Spanish is limited so conversation was difficult. I asked for an interpreter but was refused. They said this was Nicaragua and only Spanish was allowed. I was further informed that my camera was being confiscated as evidence and that someone was on their way to take me to jail. After about fifteen very tense minutes of explanation I tried to tell the men that I was only a tourist taking pictures of their beautiful country and had not intentionally broken the law. At long last, they agreed to let me go, but first I had to eliminate the offending photo from my camera while they watched - still holding me at gunpoint - and then they asked me to pay a fee of $5 in American dollars. I gladly paid the bribe, thanked the gentlemen profusely, and quickly left the premises.

Plaza Inter, Managua

Plaza Inter, Managua
Made by J. Stephen Conn
The downtown area of Managua, Nicaragua, has scores of small tiendas of various kinds. However, near the center of the city is also a large modern shopping mall, Plaza Inter. Here, across the street from the Crown Plaza Hotel, you will find you will find a department store, three levels of shops, a multi-screen cinema, an Internet cafe, a bustling food court, and more. One of the primary attractions of Plaza Inter to me was that it is air conditioned, unlike most of the small shops of Managua. I found it a welcome respite from the heat and humidity that is almost always prevalent in Managua. From a balcony on the south end of the plaza are good views looking out over the Area Monumental and to Lake Managua beyond. The opening photo of my Managua set was taken there.

Eery Managua

Eery Managua
Made by yuyu418
eery Managua. The deserted cathedral makes a perfect setting for a horror movie! Plaza de la República, Managua, Nicaragua

old cathedral, Plaza de la República

old cathedral, Plaza de la República
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old cathedral, Plaza de la República, Area Monumental, Managua, Nicaragua

Malecón de Managua

Malecón de Managua
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Malecón, by the side of Lago de Managua, Managua, Nicaragua



Nearest places of interest:

Sistema Nacional de Prevención ante Desastres- SINAPRED
Auto Hotel Fantasy
Antiguo Edificio del Banco Central de Nicaragua/Old Central Bank of Nicaragua building
Barracudas
  Gasolinera Petronic/Petronic Gas Station
Museo Palacio Nacional de la Cultura/National Palace Museum of Culture
Teatro Gonzalez
Telcor

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