It is known as the Mecca of the Nicaraguan folklore, it is due to the wide variety of cultural expressions of the country: marimba music, traditional dances, the Castilian adage nobleman with their authentic Amerindian integration, their wise precepts and funny, the handicraft and their complex and heterogeneous culinary traditions have in this picturesque city the lineage that means to be Nicaraguan.
The Black Woman Dances
This peculiar dance is made up by partner of men who dance at the marimba sound, some of them leaves his pants to put enaguas and dance with elegance and funny jealoused for women, also It is a typical dancing danced in saint Jeronimo festivities. It is a tradition that is coming generation by generation since our ancestors left this culture that we have got in our blood when we listen the marimba sound.
Between the folkloric acts emphasize by its singularity the traditional: “Torovenado” it gave birth like a procession for a promise to the saint patron of the city Saint Jeronimo and at the moment it became in a carnival. The Torovenado is a mythological animal that symbolize a protest transformed in a lost mockery in the time since the Spaniard conquest. It represents the astuteness against the submission’s strong, the intelligence of an Indian to survive the Spaniard slavery. To be mythical, half bull and half deer is the major expression of fight and unity, joined but in contest, the bull is the force brute, the arrogant , haughty Spaniard and the deer is the Indian who use his shrewdness and doesn’t let caught him to survive.
The ancient handicraft market or old market
Located in the town of the city, it was building more one hundred and two years ago and inaugurated on September 2nd in 1898. This majestic shopping center in its better times was the house of a hundred shopkeepers and tenants who payed punctually the famous “floor” taxes and even in much shops they had dormitories where the owner slept. The old Masaya market with a hundred and two years of existence, is an unscathed survivor of big burn down (between 60th and 70th years) a war and two earthquakes.
Coyotepe Fortress and lagoon of Apoyo
One of the options to visit and enjoy in a pleasant and natural environment is “Los pueblos Blancos or (white towns). On Catarina viewpoint you can observe a beautiful sight of apoyo lagoon an old volcanic crater. Otherwise the military stress The Coyotepe Fortress from start of 20th century. Decreed historic and national monument on November 15th in 1967 by the decree 1398. It was stage of the battle of General Benjamin Zeledon against the United States in 1912.
lagoon of Masaya
it bears because of collapse of a volcano of which crater was partially covered with flow of lava of the adjacent volcano that is active. This fill caused the less usual shape of half moon and a major variety in the landscapes about. Around the lagoon find places with petroglhyps pre-Columbians. The majority is in dark caves that only has accessibility by boat.
The Masaya Volcano
it is a big volcanic crater basaltic located at 20 km at south of Managua the capital of Nicaragua, close to Masaya City and a thirty minutes from Granada City, it is the first and bigger national park of Nicaragua. The volcanic complex is formed of a craters nest being the Sierras the biggest of them. Inside of this last lies Masaya volcano as its name. It shelters the Masaya crater formed 2500 years ago by a basaltic eruption.
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