Monday, June 4, 2018

POTD: Momotombo

From 2018 01 26 Nicaragua
Today's photo-of-the-day was taken in the ruins of the Spanish colonial city of León Viejo, a World Heritage Site in Nicaragua. The volcano is Momotombo.
Momotombo is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, not far from the city of León. It stands on the shores of Lago de Managua. An eruption of the volcano in 1610 forced inhabitants of the Spanish city of León to relocate about 30 miles west. The ruins of this city are preserved at León Viejo (Old León). It also erupted in 1886, 1905, and most recently November 30, 2015.
Source: Wikipedia.

A bonus photo is after the jump.

From 2018 01 26 Nicaragua
León Viejo

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