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Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas)

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Went on a tour doing political violence.

This visit took place during the INSS protests in April 2018 and was verv intesting to see what the... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
William A
Interesting museum, kind of repetitive

I've been here twice, once with a guide once without. If you are interested in folklore and... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Anna G
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Managua, Nicaragua
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

A very atmospheric collection of figures of Nicaraguan myth housed in an old prison. It’s really scary, which is an achievement for an experienced visitor of the macabre around the world! Speakers blare out blood curdling screams and the figurines are a mix of authentic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This visit took place during the INSS protests in April 2018 and was verv intesting to see what the government has done to its prisoners previously.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank William A
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Interesting place, but our guide was a bit over-friendly (2 girls traveling alone) and his english was not good. Explanations could be better.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bianca M
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. We did not have a guide which would have been great! The legends are very interesting and the location of the museum adds to the intrigue.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nancygajewski
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I've been here twice, once with a guide once without. If you are interested in folklore and mythology it is worth the visit. Several of the myths/legends start to sound very similar by the end. You can go up on the outer wall for great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anna G
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Its a Ok museum. The legends are kinda repeating. We were not dissapointed since it was quite cheap for the entry (50 cord). And its cool to just be in the former prison

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sasha S
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

The museum which is housed in La XXl a former garrison used infamously as a prison and interrogation centre during the conflict has two very diverse themes. There are life sized paper mache figures depicting famous people in Nicaraguan history and legends, in the same...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Located in an old prison from pre revolution. We received a nice guided tour by a very knowledgeable gentleman. There are line paintings on all the walls that describe the horrors of torture in the prison.Its hard to imagine 400 men imprisoned in such a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed January 28, 2018

This museum is really cool. The paper mache sculptures are eccentric and fun to look at and the stories in the museum are so interesting. I also liked that there's a whole room in the museum devoted to the creator of the museum and why...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed January 22, 2018

My friends and I went here expecting a museum that would speak to some of the native legends and traditions of Nicaragua while giving us a perspective on the site's history as a jail prior to the revolution, but instead found a kitschy collection of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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