Where in the World am I? (#26)

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After a very long hiatus, it’s time for another “Where in the world am I?” photo challenge! Do you know where I took this picture?

Like in weeks past, I’ll give no clues up front, but will periodically tweet and post clues on my Facebook and Google+ pages to help you out. So, if you don’t already follow me on Twitter, click HERE.

  • Leave your guess here on my blog only (not on Facebook or Twitter) by Friday, May 17th at noon (PDT).
  • I’ll be giving out hints via Twitter & Facebook throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • One guess per hint (i.e.: with each hint, you can leave a new guess).
  • One winner will be randomly selected from those who answer correctly and will be featured on my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and Google+ Page with his/her name, blog (if applicable), twitter, as well as a brief bio.
  • Anyone can participate!

Here are the clues I’ve given so far:

Clue #1: It is the fifth largest city in the country.Clue #2: This city was founded in 1524.Clue #3: I saw lots of mangoes but no pomegranates here.

Clue #4: This city is named for a Moorish stronghold.

 

The answer and winner of this week’s challenge:

Congratulations to Mark Granelli for being the first one to recognize Granada, Nicaragua! I took this photo from the top of the bell tower at the Iglesia de la Merced, facing one of the cities best landmarks, the Granada Cathedral. Located on the banks of Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lago Cocibolca), Granada is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas. It was named for Granada, Spain by its founder, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba when he founded it in 1524. In case you didn’t know, “Granada” is the Spanish word for pomegranate. I had a great visit to Nicaragua and will be posting more stories about my time there soon!

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