Matagalpa is often referred to as ‘the pearl of the north’. Situated in a narrow valley in the green mountains of northern Nicaragua, it forms the heart of the Nicaraguan coffee production and has a fresh climate that most Nicaraguans characterize as ‘cold’.

Historically speaking, the city and overall region have always played a significant role in Nicaragua’s past. Indigenous tribes controlled the region in pre-colonial times, and during the Spanish reign the area was a strong source of resistance. After that, Matagalpa and its surroundings were one of the strongholds of the Sandinista revolution.

Within the city, there are a number of interesting cultural attractions that are unique to Matagalpa. One being a railess steam train, housed at the Selva Negra Museum, which runs on a dirt track, another is a cemetery dedicated solely to foreigners. Visitors can also take a coffee tour, visit the coffee museum, or admire the Indian Black Ceramic native to the region.

Matagalpa’s intriguing historical heritage is only one aspect of its appeal; the region also has a lot to offer the nature lover with its vast landscapes and spectacular flora & fauna. Outdoor enthusiasts will find many great places for hiking and bird watching, and the tourism in theregion has a strong focus on community-based and ecotourism projects.

 


 

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