Museo de la Revolucion
Museo de la Revolucion
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Starnurse2
Crowthorne, UK670 contributions
We arrived in time to take to the roof without realising just what we were in for. It is made of corrugated iron and is very rusty and not well bolted down. HOWEVER, there was a clear set of arrows to follow and the guide was pointing out all the vantage points that were had during the revolution. When you return to terra firma, there is an interesting section at the beginning of the museum which we should have seen first. The courtyard has some good fresco style paintings of the history of the revolution. The guide spoke very good English and is a veteran of that time (1980's)
Written March 15, 2020
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wayrobinson
Valemount, Canada101 contributions
This museum needs financial assistance and understand that the guides giving tours are actual Sandanista fighters. They are actually occupying this space to stop a developer from turning this into a hotel. The guides will show you the actual windows they fought from and so much more. You get a great history of Nicaragua and the crap they have dealt with since the 1800's. It may make you look at the US foriegn policy towards Nicaragua a little differently.
Ask for Marcello, he was awesome. Wait until he shows you the bazooka! We enjoyed this and Marcello so much that we left, bought Nacatamales and beers 6 blocks away and returned to share this as lunch with Marcello and some of the veterans.

Great tour offering a great perspective on a horrible period in Nicaraguan history and a black spot on USA's forgien policy towards Central America. (Don't worry USA, we still like you). You really understand why FLSN is so strong in this part of Nicaragua after this tour.
Written February 16, 2016
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griggs2000
Arcata, CA134 contributions
Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Museum of the Revolution on the main square in Leon. Our English speaking and very enjoyable guide was Francisco, a self proclaimed FSLN veteran. He was very knowlegeable about the history leading up to and including the revolution, and the characters of the Somoza leadership. He even got me to climb out onto the metal roof, where he proceeded to show us the panoramic view of the volcanoes that surround the city. Open daily 8 to 5, price $C30.
Written January 26, 2015
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NYCskydive
New York, NY104 contributions
Couples
We were looking forward to going to this museum only to find that it's not only closed, but may be moving elsewhere or may be dismantled. Nobody seems too sure what the plan is.
Written July 9, 2016
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arno_f
6 contributions
Couples
Nothing exciting in this museum you Will pay 3$US/pers and see a room with the history of general Sandino. That's all.
At the moment you can't even go upstairs
, it's closed.
Written April 21, 2019
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BillyK1980
Melbourne, Australia2,387 contributions
I was very excited coming here and was very disappointed. It is just one very small room with a few photos. You can walk to the top for a great view
Written April 15, 2019
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,484 contributions
Couples
A few murals, photos and newspaper clippings with almost no explanation in Spanish and none in English. The derelict building is about the most interesting thing to see. The only thing to make it worthwhile was a volunteer who could explain something about the recent history of Nicaragua.
Written January 29, 2019
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MMSN
Santa Marta, Colombia15 contributions
Solo
I went the museum of the revolution 3 years ago, and should have left a review then. It was one of the most inspiring places I have ever been. It reminded me of the value of travel--to try and step into someone else's shoes and learn the history firsthand. Although when I visited I spoke little Spanish, the tour (whose guides are all veterans of the civil war) was so personal the language barrier was hardly important. You FEEL the history in this building, the guides transport you back in time. This museum was an experience I will NEVER forget.

3 years later, inspired by this project and my wonderful guide, I am just opening my own similar project here in Colombia. Its less a museum and more a family foto album, I hope my guests will feel like they're stepping into history the same way this place made me feel.

Thank you so much. Bendiciones, gracias por el tour y inspiración, y mucha suerte.
Written August 10, 2018
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MontrealCharles
Montreal, Canada58 contributions
Solo
Very nice presentation of the Sandinista angle of Nica politics. I also did a city tour with a perfectly english speking guide. Most entertaining
Written June 27, 2018
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traderdaves
California16 contributions
Family
Not much to see, but interesting listening to the guide tell us his version of the history of Nicaragua and the fight for independence. Worth the hour we spent seeing the limited pictures and talking to the guide
Written February 15, 2018
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