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Address: Calle Atravesada, Granada 11111, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 505-2552-7614
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Description: Mi Museo, Granada Collection, is a private collection of Nicaraguan...
Mi Museo, Granada Collection, is a private collection of Nicaraguan Pre-Columbian ceramics that is open to the public at no charge. The collection contains more than 5000 pieces which originate from the period between 2000 BC to 1550 AD. Mi Museo is located in the historical center of the oldest colonial city on the continent, Granada , in a building dating back to 1868. The building was restored with attention to its original design and preserving as many of the original features as possible.
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Nice free side trip

Visited the museum as a way to get out of the sun and enjoyed learning about the local pottery discovered in the area from the fourteenth century and earlier. Free admission... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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East Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was fine. Mostly a store selling ceramics, though it does seem like they have other stuff going on behind the scenes. All of it is ceramics. You get a guide to accompany you, but not one that speaks English. $5 for foreigners.

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Adana, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you like ceramics this is probably good. If not it is a lot of ceramics. It is also no longer free and is $5 per person.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We too were hit by the heat and after the swelter of the indoor market so we decided to visit this museum as it was handy aswell- as available. We were amazed at the relics kept therein and really the presentation was one of the best in Granada as many places are somewhat "tatty" in comparison not that that bothered... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Mi Museo is a great place to go after you've been to the markets and maybe even the pottery factory. The pieces in Mi Museo are of such superior quality that you know what all the fuss is about. Also, many of the pieces are for sale and (again) the quality is superior. There are a lot of artifacts, burial... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Three rooms of ancient pottery - overall an excellent exhibit. It is quite amazing and free also! The staff are also very helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited the museum as a way to get out of the sun and enjoyed learning about the local pottery discovered in the area from the fourteenth century and earlier. Free admission, bilingual placards (not perfect but that's OK), and many rooms with displays. Predominantly female figurines and the final room is for purchasing local artistry but still enjoyable. Nice to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This private museum is a must see if you are into antiquities. There is a tremendous amount of cultural ceramic art in this place. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I don't remember any cost to visit.

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Okatie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We happened upon the museo while visiting Granada. What a surprise it was. Very interesting collection of ceramic artifacts, and free to see. They even have some great ceramics for sale. If you want higher quality to buy I would check them out. The staff was very friendly, and did their best with our broken Spanish. Would certainly go back... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stumbled across this museum whilst walking around the city. It is free to enter and houses a great collection of terracotta pottery, statues, masks and funery urns. We had no guide but some of the exhibits did have English information beside them. Even with no real Spanish you can figure out what is going on. We turned up very close... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As stated: Excellent limited collection of Ceramic pottery, exhumed from various sites within Nicaragua, including Isla de Ometepe. Advisory to the prudish or protective: Some are, by politically correct standards, "Pornographic," perhaps none so much as the modern variants by contemporary artisans. For the novice collector interested in acquiring Nica ceramics, this is a good place to get a "taste"... More 

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