To the north of Plaza Morazán, older suburbs – previously home to the wealthy middle classes and rich immigrants, now long gone – edge up the lower slopes of Cerro El Picacho. Grab a picnic and escape to the Parque Naciones Unidas El Picacho for fantastic views over the city. At the top stands the open-armed Cristo del Picacho, illuminated at night in a dazzle of coloured lights. Take a bus from in front of Hotel Granada 2 or a taxi; it’s a twenty-minute journey.

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