Matagalpa

What is Matagalpa known for?


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Ludwig Elster (from Hannover) and his wife Katharina Braun (from Schwarzwald, Germany Black Forest) who planted the first coffee trees (coffea) in the area, the beans from which quickly went to market in Germany. Coffee agriculture attracted more than 120 European immigrants, many of whom married Matagalpan women, and many of their descendants still live in the area. In 1923 some Danish immigrants also came to Matagalpa, and settled in the highlands as well. Most of the Danish

historians, archeologists, botanists and ethnologists have arrived in recent years to do research in this region. American and European descendants of the first settlers are also returning to visit the historical homes of their ancestors. Economy thumb right 200px Cocoa bean Cocoa (File:Cocoa Pods.JPG) is one of the main Productions of Matagalpa. Matagalpa is a very well diversified province. It produces and exports beef, cheese, coffee, cacao (Cocoa bean), onion

s, tomatoes and mixed fruits and vegetables. For local consumption it produces flowers, wood, corn, beans, fruits (oranges, grapefruits, bananas, plantains) and many kinds of vegetables such as broccoli, and cauliflower. Matagalpa is known for its good coffee, its cattle, milk products, vegetables, flowers and mountains popular with ecotourists (ecotourism). It is the location of such storied mountain tourist resorts as Aranjuez, Santa Maria de Ostuma


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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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(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


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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.


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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

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


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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.


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, and Selva Negra Mountain Resort. A large part of the economy in Matagalpa depends on eco-tourism. Nature hikes, walks, and excursions are very common throughout Matagalpa, and the northern region on Nicaragua. One of the most recognized eco-tourism sites is Selva Negra Wildlife Refuge, with over 300 acres of land dedicated to the conservation of the area's diverse flora and fauna. Recently a large water project has been completed. A potable water system and a new waste water treatment facility


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historians, archeologists, botanists and ethnologists have arrived in recent years to do research in this region. American and European descendants of the first settlers are also returning to visit the historical homes of their ancestors. Economy thumb right 200px Cocoa bean Cocoa (File:Cocoa Pods.JPG) is one of the main Productions of Matagalpa. Matagalpa is a very well diversified province. It produces and exports beef, cheese, coffee, cacao (Cocoa bean), onion


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of the Central highlands, from Matagalpa to Jinotega. Cattle for the export of beef are raised in the southeastern part of the highlands. The overall expansion of export production by large landholders pushed the smallholders who produced the country's maize, beans, and other dietary staples onto marginal lands, with the result that food production could not keep up with population increase. - align center style "background:#f0f0f0;" 2 align left '''Matagalpa''' Matagalpa (Matagalpa (department)) 469,172 align center style "background:#f0f0f0;" 11 align left '''Granada (Granada, Nicaragua)''' Granada (Granada (department)) 168,186 - A few days later six Nicaraguan cities rose in revolt. Armed youths took over the highland city of Matagalpa. Tercerista cadres attacked Guard posts in Managua, Masaya, León (León, Nicaragua), Chinandega and Estelí. Large numbers of semi-armed civilians joined the revolt and put the Guard garrisons of the latter four cities under siege. The September Insurrection of 1978 was subdued at the cost of several thousand, mostly civilian, casualties.

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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