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Address: Managua, Nicaragua
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Wide-ranging and interesting museum in an interesting building

This museum (which cost 80 cordobas to visit at the time I visited, if my memory serves me correctly) has exhibitions on Nicaragua's history, from a natural history section which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum (which cost 80 cordobas to visit at the time I visited, if my memory serves me correctly) has exhibitions on Nicaragua's history, from a natural history section which includes volcanoes and animals native to the region, to centuries-old artefacts, a very brief section on the colonial encounter, through to some rooms of modern Nicaraguan art and cultures, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Having traveled to Nicaragua most of my life, I never had an opportunity to go inside - until this last trip. We had an English speaking guide who was great and answered all the questions we had. The exhibits and photos were well done and it was an educational experience. We didn't have very much time to spend here and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We arrived too late to enter the building but enjoyed walking through the whole square and park. The Antigua Catedral de Managua is part of the square, the park, the dome, the historical walk. At 9:00PM the whole area with lite up with 10,000's of LED lights and strips. Interesting. Looks of "lovers" enjoying quiet places to snuggle. Keep verily... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There is a small fee, don't remember how much, but we had a cool guide and he explained how it used to be the seat of the govt., how much of the building needs to be repaired and possibly can't be. Also there is art, history, geology, paleontology, culture, and more. One must understand that this is a poor country... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Viewed many of the so-called tourist sights in the area. For 3 USD, you gain entrance into the palace. There is an English speaking lady who makes her way around the facility to provide insight. There are ancient bones, political photos to view. Murals adorn the wall. The palace is worth your 1-2 hour time and investment. Check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A wonderful lady speaking very good English was my guide. She added great insight into an otherwise bland museum as there are almost no signs in English.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We got here and a man approached us to collect entry money. When we asked the price he esitated and when we said he should give us tickets he said he would write a fatura... This seemed so dodgy that we decided not to visit, to be honest we were not super excited to begin with given the poor comments... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was one of the first things we saw upon arrival...somewhat underwhelming. It wasn't open, so we just walked around in the courtyard area. There's not much to look at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we were here we were unable to enter, however I gather that this area has recently been improved a lot. Even if you don't have time to go in it is worth a stroll around the outside because it is a beautiful and very impressive building. When in Managua its a land mark worth checking out. There is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

for the size of this building, you would expect a great number of exhibit. sad to say it was a bit of a let down. i was hoping to learn more about nicaragua but i guess i went to the wrong museum. great murals by the way. it's centralized to other tourist attraction so makes it worth-it.

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