Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nicaragua - Old Cathedral of Managua

Antigua catedral/Old cathedral.

Sent by Christhian from Nicaragua.

This is from Wikipedia : The Old Cathedral of Managua, known as the Catedral de Santiago in Spanish, is a cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua.

It was designed in, and shipped from Belgium in 1920 by architect Pablo Dambach. The cathedral survived the 1931 earthquake but was extremely damaged due to the 1972 earthquake and was condemned, which led to the construction of the new cathedral of Managua or "Catedral de la Concepcion", the newest constructed Roman Catholic cathedral. However, in recent years, the restoration of the old cathedral has appeared to be possible and it is currently awaiting its renovation.

Santiago's Cathedral old tower clock, which was damaged during the Contra Civil War of the 1980's, later removed during renovations to the cathedral in the late 1990s, is now at the National Palace of Culture.

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