We paid and visited both museum. I would say that the Pre-colombian is worth it if you are interrested in history and anthropology. The Money one is not worth it and very boring.
We had a Guide. The young man only spoke spanish, wich is ok with us. I'm always stunned by english speaking traveller who are travelling in non-english country and expect everybody to speak their language. You are travelling to a spanish speaking country, try to speak a bit of spanish would you ?
With that being said, the guide was awefull. When we got there, we we're the only 2 visitors, and the guide, who was relaxing on a bench, really seems bothered by our visit. I did'nt not smile for the whole visit, he seemed bored as hell, yawning while speaking and playing with his cellphone. He was a grown man but It felt like he was like a teenager who did'nt like his summer job at mcdonalds.
He told us that the museum did'nt receive any money from the nicaraguan government, and was only funded by visitors and private donation. In that case, they should be a little more appreciative of foreigners who want to spend money in their museum and are interrested in their culture.
But if you get a good guide who WANTS to show you the museum, I would say it's worth it.
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