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I arrived at 10 am during the peak of the low-season in Central America so initially I had a personal guide. He had participated in the conflict in the 1980s and gave a very passionate and detailed account of Nicaragua’s recent history in perfect English....More
Have just finished a wonderful tour of the museum with volunteer guide Fransisco.
He speaks great English and he did a fantastic job of walking us through the events leading up to and through the Revolution. We left with a much greater understanding of Nicaragua-...More
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...More
to visit a museum is always interesting. to visit this empty building you don't expect to touch you so much. of course is the passionate talking from the guide, who was a member of the revolutionary Sandinista group and also prisoner in the 21 touching...More
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...More
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I am from the US and visited The Museum of the Revolution about half a year ago. It is located directly across the Plaza de Armas from the Cathedral in Leon. Sorry, I do not know the address. Originally the building... More
I am from the US and visited The Museum of the Revolution about half a year ago. It is located directly across the Plaza de Armas from the Cathedral in Leon. Sorry, I do not know the address. Originally the building was a public utility office. During the last days of the Somoza regime, the building was held by Somoza's army and heavily contested as noted by the many bullet holes in the building. The Somoza family, father and two sons, ruled Nicaragua from 1936 until 1979. As I recall, Leon was the first major city to be taken by the revolutionary army, the Sandinistas, about 1979. The museum tells the story of the revolution starting with Augusto César Sandino's contribution, his death 1934 by the National Guard and the sequential rise of the FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional). The FSLN was named after Augusto César Sandino. The museum is run by a group of Sandinista veterans who guide visitors through the museum explaining the various artifacts and the history behind the revolution. Our guide fought for the actual museum building and his entire family died during the revolution.
We went to the museum on a Sunday, so as far as I know it's open 7 days a week, probably in the 8:30-5:30 range but I can't confirm that. I believe getting some payment to be guides at the museum are how these revolution... More
We went to the museum on a Sunday, so as far as I know it's open 7 days a week, probably in the 8:30-5:30 range but I can't confirm that. I believe getting some payment to be guides at the museum are how these revolution veterans make a (small) living, so they're highly motivated to be open whenever possible!