Stroll down Calle La Calzada after dark to see why this street is the heart of Granada’s nightlife: live music blasts from bars, outdoor tables overflow with revelers, and artisans hawk their wares. During the day, the street is a main thoroughfare with shopping and dining venues in Spanish colonial buildings—it’s impossible to miss.
Calle La Calzada does double duty as an important city artery and a cultural hub. The street is primed for pedestrian traffic because of its location from the Granada ferry terminal on Lake Nicaragua through the center of the city, just a block off Parque Colón (Parque Central). Then at night the street closes to cars, and nightlife springs up in the form of impromptu stages for music performances and tables for the overflow of customers at bars and restaurants.
Explore Calle La Calzada on your own for a fun night at the city’s best party, or go as part of a Granada city tour to see nearby attractions like Iglesia de la Merced or the San Francisco Convent (Museo del Convento de San Francisco).
Things to Know Before You Go
Calle La Calzada is a must for all first-time visitors to Granada.
This is a top spot in Granada with restaurants, bars, and more.
Walk from end to end in under 20 minutes.
If you’re curious about the area’s history, visit with a tour guide.
Most restaurants around here have menus in Spanish and English.
How to Get There
Calle La Calzada is located just off Parque Central in the center of town. Chances are you’ll walk right by it while meandering to other attractions. Or if you’re visiting at night, just follow the sound of the music.
When to Get There
Visit Calle La Calzada anytime; it’s always open. Swing by for an afternoon ice cream, a late-night bite, and plenty of live music. If you’re not staying in Granada, you can still visit on a day trip from Managua, Masaya, or San Juan del Sur.
If you need a break from Granada’s urban scene, visit some of its nearby natural attractions. Popular trips include Las Isletas boat tours, Mombacho volcano hike and zipline tours, and tours to Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo).