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This municipality has many attractions: art workshops that produce wooden and natural fiber furniture, and restaurants with the famous 'Sopa de Mondongo'. Outside the urban area visitors will find the Venecia viewpoint and other sites from where one has acess to the Masaya Lagoon, as well as panoramic views of the Masaya Volcano National Park. Its center is the small city of Masatepe, which was a church with an image of the Black Christ.

Getting There

Masatepe can be reached by the highway that connects Catarina with San Marcos (Carazo), which also crosses the territory. There are direct buses to Managua (53 kilometers), Granada, Masaya, San Marcos, Diriamba and Jinotepe.

There are three ways to get here if you are in Managua. The first one is 'Carretera Sur' (passing by San Marcos), the second one the 'Carretera a Masaya', taking the detour to Ticuantepe and passing by La Concha and San Marcos. The third option is to take the 'Carretera a Masaya' until reaching the 'Las Flores' roundabout, where you have to turn left and continue until Niquinohomo.