Matagalpa

What is Matagalpa known for?


wild life

was William Richardson, grandfather of Bill Richardson, the current Governor of New Mexico. William senior (Grandpa) is buried in the well known "Matagalpa Foreing Cemetery" a few blocks south. The province of Matagalpa has 12 different protected forest areas, great variety of birds and orchids, and all kind of wild life (Mountain lion, deer, howler monkeys, quetzal and toucan birds, sloth, ocelot, wild pig, etc.) See Matagalpa may be a nice town to walk all over and take photos. You may


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(Managua), and the most diversified in production. Over the past few years Matagalpa has experienced a large influx of migrants (mainly peasants) from other departments, causing stress on infrastructure and the environment. Matagalpa has a beautiful panoramic highway that starts in the city of Matagalpa and extends away, to the volcanic range near the Pacific coast. Many

: labuenaonda.matagalpa@gmail.com In the outskirts of the City you will find Campestre Barcelona (detras de Prolacsa), La Sombra (Carretera a La Dalia), and Selva Negra Mountain Resort ( Km 140 Carrtera Matagalpa a Jinotega), and other smaller ones. The breakfast included program is not much in usage in this area. *


famous oil

to the parishioners. Saint Peter´s Cathedral is the major building of the city, it was built by the Jesuit fathers starting in 1874, and finished in 1895. In the Bishop´s Palace (Calle de los Bancos), there is a small Chapel called "El Ateneo", there is a big 5x 10 feet famous oil painting named Sagrada Familia, it is believed to be painted by Bartolomeo Murillo, a classical Spanish painter of the year 1640`s. It showes Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Ignatius Loyola and Saint Louis Gonzaga. Pay


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;Matagalpa Spanish School, 505 2 772 0108" *"Viva Spanish School, 505 2 270 2339" *"Los Fernandos, 505 2 772 5459". Phone numbers have an extra digit after the area code(505); "2" for land lines and "8" for cell phones. Trecking There are two main trecking routes that leads to gazebos on the top of the "El Calvario" and "Apante". In the top of Apante a chapel is being constructed for religious purposes


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of Central European settlers when gold was discovered in the 1850s. That is the reason that one sees people of lighter complexion than in Managua, Granada or Leon. Life is more like in the old days, so it is nice to get pictures of ox carts, cowboys, and loaded mules. Nowadays it is the so-called "Production Center" of coffee, cattle, flowers, and vegetables, as well as an ecotourism center. Get around Once outside the Airport, to get to the city of Matagalpa you take Carretera Norte


famous people

highway during the dry season image:Independencedayparade1.jpg 2007 Independence Day parade image:Nicaraguaindependencedayparade2.JPG 2007 Independence Day parade File:Matagalpahome2.jpg Home in Matagalpa File:Mataghome1.JPG Home in Matagalpa File:Matagalpahome3.JPG Home in Matagalpa File:Policestation.jpg Main Police Station in Matagalpa Famous People *Byron Rojas, boxer International relations


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local fruits(strawberries, oranges, grapefruits, bananas)- In 35 minutes you will get to the city of Jinotega, where you can eat, and buy local "pupusas" (local pastry). On the way back to Managua you will see tenths of Coffee Processing facilities, they dry, dehusk and package the coffee green beans ready for export, from here they take coffee to the ocean ports and then to overseas markets.


major building

to the parishioners. Saint Peter´s Cathedral is the major building of the city, it was built by the Jesuit fathers starting in 1874, and finished in 1895. In the Bishop´s Palace (Calle de los Bancos), there is a small Chapel called "El Ateneo", there is a big 5x 10 feet famous oil painting named Sagrada Familia, it is believed to be painted by Bartolomeo Murillo, a classical Spanish painter of the year 1640`s. It showes Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Ignatius Loyola and Saint Louis Gonzaga. Pay a visit to it, if it is Murillo´s, it must be an invaluable painting, local people don´t realized its value. According to a legend, in 1881, the Jesuit fathers, before they were expulsed by the government, gave it "in deposit" (to take care)to the local family Baldizon, that´s the reason "El Lienzo" (the canvas) still is in Matagalpa, because members of that family has not allowed it to be sold or translated to other destiny. Also be sure to visit the Castillo de Cacao located just outside of the city limits, this tiny chocolate factory manufactures high quality chocolate, and if you call ahead, you can arrange a free factory tour. Other things to see or visit: There is a Movie Theater, a Coffee Museum, a Carlos Fonseca Birth Place museum (Founder of the Sandinista Front), the House of former Nicaraguan President ( 1970-1936) Bartolome Martinez (Period 1923-24). Spanish Language Schools in the Matagalpa area *"Matagalpa Spanish School, 505 2 772 0108" *"Viva Spanish School, 505 2 270 2339" *"Los Fernandos, 505 2 772 5459". Phone numbers have an extra digit after the area code(505); "2" for land lines and "8" for cell phones. Trecking There are two main trecking routes that leads to gazebos on the top of the "El Calvario" and "Apante". In the top of Apante a chapel is being constructed for religious purposes. * Apante trail: This trail as a distance of 3.3 km (2.05 mi) and on the route you can see a waterfall produced by the natural river also you can see a variety of flora and fauna. On the top of it you can see the city and a there's also a drop of about 100m. * El Calvario trail: There is no especific trail to it, the most common one is going through the neighborhoods on the hill side which isn't much recommendable due to the delinquency. The most recommendable option is to take a taxi in Morazan Park. On the top there is an atalaya, gazebos, swings and slides. Buy Matagalpa is known for its Indian Community, they are based mostly in El Chile, 18 kiometers from the city on the way to the town of San Ramon. They do their own cottom fabric and leather articles for sale. In Matagalpa you can also find these articles, as well as black ceramic unique in this region. Locally you can buy black ceramic, cowboy boots, guitars and violins local made. Close to the Cathedral there is an oil painting workshop where you can buy oil paintings with local motives like:nice coffee farms, ranches, oxen carts, carrying mules, campesinos, and mountain scenery, for reasonable prices. You can buy local fruits like bananas, pijibay, jocotes, oranges grapefruit, nisperos, mamey, etc. Walk around the town and take nice photographs of oxen carts, cowboys, loaded mules, women wearing their chals (rebozo), men with hats, guitar and violin (Polkas and Mazurcas). Pay them a tip to play you a music, and things that you can not find in your place of origin. Nature here is still like it was 100 years ago. Eat Try the "guirila." It's a thick tortilla made from young corn (which gives it a sweeter taste than normal tortillas) that resembles a Colombian corn arepa. Excellent with a fresh, salty cheese called "cuajada". While in Matagalpa you can eat traditional Indian cuisine, like: * "Nacatamal", it is a banana leave wrap upfilled with boiled Indian corn dough, a piece of meat(pork o chicken),flavoured with olives, raisin, tomatoes, onions and chili. * "Guirila", Indian word for tortillas made of very fresh little corn smashed, they are very tasty and aromatic. * Carne Asada or BarBQued beef or pork meat with roasted corn tortillas * "Platanitos con frijoles molidos", this is fried banana slices with smashed fried red beans. You should add chili to it for they are very tasty. * "Chrurrasco con chimichurri". They serve a big piece of tender BarBqued beef fillet, plus spice vegetable cream, white rice and salads. Accompanied with bread loafs or corn tortillas. * "Pescado a la Tititapa". Favorite of the Gods. Recently fished and fried Guapote (Snapper type fish), bathed on whole tomato slices and onions, served with rice and corn tortillas. Drink You can have a fresh roasted Matagalpa coffee cup cooked in a French brewer, in places like Selva Negra Mountain Resort, Cecocafen, etc. Matagalpa is also called "Capitol of Coffee", coffee growing was brought to Matagalpa by a woman, she was from the Black Forest in Germany, her name was Katharina Braun Elster, she was traveling in 1852 with her husband Ludwig Elster and 2 years old child (Wilhelm) from New York to San Francisco, but they changed plans and came to this mountainous Matagalpa country and bought a little farm (La Lima) from the Indians, she planted the first coffee seads in this region, once harvested their coffee came to be of the country the best quality, they exported it in oxen carts to Granada and from there in boats to Greytown port in the Carbbean,and from there to Germany. Very soon many people followed their steps, and aftee 150 years "Matagalpa Washed Coffee" has become world wide known, thanks to a brave and intelligent woman. If you go to pariso or tequila. Need a taxi number or car from downtown. Pariso 40 c's entrance fee Sleep Matagalpa is the major city in Central Nicaragua, and it has many different kinds of lodging places. You can find little inns from US$7 to more comfortable ones from $15 to $30 per person. In downtown area you find little hotels like: Soza, Moderno, Plaza. Few blocks from Cathedral you will find: *Fountainbleu Hotel *Lomas de Saint Thomas *Wamblam *Ideal *Caoba La Buena Onda Matagalpa - A great new hostel in central Matagalpa, with dorm rooms and private rooms at very affordable prices. Email: labuenaonda.matagalpa@gmail.com In the outskirts of the City you will find Campestre Barcelona (detras de Prolacsa), La Sombra (Carretera a La Dalia), and Selva Negra Mountain Resort ( Km 140 Carrtera Matagalpa a Jinotega), and other smaller ones. The breakfast included program is not much in usage in this area. *


local family

a visit to it, if it is Murillo´s, it must be an invaluable painting, local people don´t realized its value. According to a legend, in 1881, the Jesuit fathers, before they were expulsed by the government, gave it "in deposit" (to take care)to the local family Baldizon, that´s the reason "El Lienzo" (the canvas) still is in Matagalpa, because members of that family has not allowed it to be sold or translated to other destiny. Also be sure to visit the Castillo de Cacao located just outside of the city limits, this tiny chocolate factory manufactures high quality chocolate, and if you call ahead, you can arrange a free factory tour. Other things to see or visit: There is a Movie Theater, a Coffee Museum, a Carlos Fonseca Birth Place museum (Founder of the Sandinista Front), the House of former Nicaraguan President ( 1970-1936) Bartolome Martinez (Period 1923-24). Spanish Language Schools in the Matagalpa area *"Matagalpa Spanish School, 505 2 772 0108" *"Viva Spanish School, 505 2 270 2339" *"Los Fernandos, 505 2 772 5459". Phone numbers have an extra digit after the area code(505); "2" for land lines and "8" for cell phones. Trecking There are two main trecking routes that leads to gazebos on the top of the "El Calvario" and "Apante". In the top of Apante a chapel is being constructed for religious purposes. * Apante trail: This trail as a distance of 3.3 km (2.05 mi) and on the route you can see a waterfall produced by the natural river also you can see a variety of flora and fauna. On the top of it you can see the city and a there's also a drop of about 100m. * El Calvario trail: There is no especific trail to it, the most common one is going through the neighborhoods on the hill side which isn't much recommendable due to the delinquency. The most recommendable option is to take a taxi in Morazan Park. On the top there is an atalaya, gazebos, swings and slides. Buy Matagalpa is known for its Indian Community, they are based mostly in El Chile, 18 kiometers from the city on the way to the town of San Ramon. They do their own cottom fabric and leather articles for sale. In Matagalpa you can also find these articles, as well as black ceramic unique in this region. Locally you can buy black ceramic, cowboy boots, guitars and violins local made. Close to the Cathedral there is an oil painting workshop where you can buy oil paintings with local motives like:nice coffee farms, ranches, oxen carts, carrying mules, campesinos, and mountain scenery, for reasonable prices. You can buy local fruits like bananas, pijibay, jocotes, oranges grapefruit, nisperos, mamey, etc. Walk around the town and take nice photographs of oxen carts, cowboys, loaded mules, women wearing their chals (rebozo), men with hats, guitar and violin (Polkas and Mazurcas). Pay them a tip to play you a music, and things that you can not find in your place of origin. Nature here is still like it was 100 years ago. Eat Try the "guirila." It's a thick tortilla made from young corn (which gives it a sweeter taste than normal tortillas) that resembles a Colombian corn arepa. Excellent with a fresh, salty cheese called "cuajada". While in Matagalpa you can eat traditional Indian cuisine, like: * "Nacatamal", it is a banana leave wrap upfilled with boiled Indian corn dough, a piece of meat(pork o chicken),flavoured with olives, raisin, tomatoes, onions and chili. * "Guirila", Indian word for tortillas made of very fresh little corn smashed, they are very tasty and aromatic. * Carne Asada or BarBQued beef or pork meat with roasted corn tortillas * "Platanitos con frijoles molidos", this is fried banana slices with smashed fried red beans. You should add chili to it for they are very tasty. * "Chrurrasco con chimichurri". They serve a big piece of tender BarBqued beef fillet, plus spice vegetable cream, white rice and salads. Accompanied with bread loafs or corn tortillas. * "Pescado a la Tititapa". Favorite of the Gods. Recently fished and fried Guapote (Snapper type fish), bathed on whole tomato slices and onions, served with rice and corn tortillas. Drink You can have a fresh roasted Matagalpa coffee cup cooked in a French brewer, in places like Selva Negra Mountain Resort, Cecocafen, etc. Matagalpa is also called "Capitol of Coffee", coffee growing was brought to Matagalpa by a woman, she was from the Black Forest in Germany, her name was Katharina Braun Elster, she was traveling in 1852 with her husband Ludwig Elster and 2 years old child (Wilhelm) from New York to San Francisco, but they changed plans and came to this mountainous Matagalpa country and bought a little farm (La Lima) from the Indians, she planted the first coffee seads in this region, once harvested their coffee came to be of the country the best quality, they exported it in oxen carts to Granada and from there in boats to Greytown port in the Carbbean,and from there to Germany. Very soon many people followed their steps, and aftee 150 years "Matagalpa Washed Coffee" has become world wide known, thanks to a brave and intelligent woman. If you go to pariso or tequila. Need a taxi number or car from downtown. Pariso 40 c's entrance fee Sleep Matagalpa is the major city in Central Nicaragua, and it has many different kinds of lodging places. You can find little inns from US$7 to more comfortable ones from $15 to $30 per person. In downtown area you find little hotels like: Soza, Moderno, Plaza. Few blocks from Cathedral you will find: *Fountainbleu Hotel *Lomas de Saint Thomas *Wamblam *Ideal *Caoba La Buena Onda Matagalpa - A great new hostel in central Matagalpa, with dorm rooms and private rooms at very affordable prices. Email: labuenaonda.matagalpa@gmail.com In the outskirts of the City you will find Campestre Barcelona (detras de Prolacsa), La Sombra (Carretera a La Dalia), and Selva Negra Mountain Resort ( Km 140 Carrtera Matagalpa a Jinotega), and other smaller ones. The breakfast included program is not much in usage in this area. *


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President Bartolome Martinez (1870–1936), also the house of the Comunidad Indigena. Do Matagalpa has two public libraries, the Municipal, and Vicente Vita, the last one in located in the main street (la calle de los Bancos) this one is very comfortable, has many computers & free Internet access. There are three historical Catholic church temples, few blocks apart: the Cathedral, Molaguina and San Jose, they have nice interior architecture and you can take pictures and talk

Matagalpa

'''Matagalpa''' : ( ) is a city in Nicaragua, the capital of the department of Matagalpa (Matagalpa (department)). The city has a population of 150,643 (2012 census), while the population of the department is more than 542,000. Matagalpa is Nicaragua's fifth largest city, the largest in the country's interior and one of the most commercially active outside of Managua. Matagalpa is the second most important city in Nicaragua and is known as the "Pearl of the North" and "Land of Eternal Spring."

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