Cathedral of Santiago Apóstol
Cathedral of Santiago Apóstol

The Cathedral of Santiago Apóstol is built in a neoclassical style in the same capital of Nicaragua.
Built at the request of Pope St. Pius X, creator of the Archdiocese of Managua, the works began in 1928 imitating the cathedral of Brussels (Belgium) and using materials such as iron frame of Europe.
Three years after the works began, an earthquake of 6.0 degrees on the Richter scale destroyed the capital, but did not destroy the frame of this large building.

Finally, the cathedral was expanded by building its towers. The north tower consecrated to St. Peter, the south tower consecrated to St. Paul and in the central axis consecrated to the Savior of the World.

This cathedral suffered the onslaught of two more earthquakes in 1972 and in April 2014. As it was the construction was unharmed it became the pride of the inhabitants of the capital.

In addition, it holds the distinctive sign of the city since the cathedral of Santiago Apóstol was the first building of this magnitude built of reinforced cement in the country.