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Address: Managua, Nicaragua
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$521*
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5-Day Best of Nicaragua Tour: Managua, León and Granada

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We arrived too late

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Debbie J
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Saskatoon, Sk
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Saskatoon, Sk
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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USA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Bronx, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Managua, Nicaragua
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the displays, we just wished we had more room to explore on our own rather than having a guide with us.

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canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

interesting building with an admission charge. some nice item but located in a less secure are of the city

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