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The National Palace of Culture...

Managua, Nicaragua
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Managua
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Bronx, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Butte, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The national palace/museum was an impressive building by itself, but it also had some very interesting exhibits, covering all aspects of Nicaragua. From the geology, paleontology, and pre-Colombian cultures...to the climate, the arts, and the many cultures/celebrations around the country. We only had about an hour to spend here, but we learned quite a bit. Worth the visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The national palace on the main plaza was once the seat of government but has been turned into a museum housing the history and culture of Nicaragua from prehistoric times to the present. Best to enjoy it with one of the friendly and helpful guides to explain all you are seeing and to bring the history of the place to... More 

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Lund
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A good exhibition of Nicaragua's natural history and culture, especially the artifacts and cultural objects are good. Old style museum with a lot of things on exhibition, but a nice and knowledgeable guide was available, and really made a difference, she explained and pointed out many things I would have missed. Contemporary art exhibition, too. Well worth a visit, not... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The modest museum exhibitions are housed in a grand building that, if memory serves, at one time a hotel. Exhibits covered topics from the geological formation of Nicaragua to the diversity of it's indegenous population and the varied art and craft of it's people. There is a very small fee to visit the museum, and the fee included an English... More 

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Belllevue, NE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Heavy on the natural history of Nicaragua, the museum can easily be toured in under an hour. It mostly has pre-modern displays with a few rooms of art work. Probably appeals to families with kids.

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