See the Whole Country at the Mapa en Relieve
Get a sense of the scale of this amazing country at the quirky Mapa en Relieve at Parque Minerva at the end of Av. Simon Cañas. Constructed in 1905– incredibly without the aid of satellite or aerial photography– and restored and repainted in 1999, this map shows the country at a scale of 1:10,000, with the vertical scale ramped up to show the volcanoes and mountains to a more dramatic effect. You’ll get the best views from the on-site observation tower.
By Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
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