We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
505 311 2116
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
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, but could be better

Interesting place, but our guide was a bit over-friendly (2 girls traveling alone) and his english... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Bianca M
Read all 244 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“paper mache” (11 reviews)
“life size” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
CONTACT
Website
505 311 2116
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Leon
$38 per adult
More Info
$70 per adult
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (244)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"paper mache"
in 11 reviews
"political prisoners"
in 8 reviews
"life size"
in 5 reviews
"an english speaking guide"
in 8 reviews
"nicaraguan culture"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"myths"
in 37 reviews
"dolls"
in 18 reviews
"torture"
in 39 reviews
"jail"
in 13 reviews
"depicting"
in 14 reviews
"puppets"
in 9 reviews
"exhibits"
in 15 reviews
"mosaics"
in 6 reviews
"history"
in 56 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 176 reviews

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.

Thank William A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Thank Bianca M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Thank Nancy G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
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

Thank Anna G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank Sasha S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank Jas H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank Linda H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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

Thank Susan05821
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 14, 2018

This museum tries to do a lot; it is an ex-prison, scene of torture during Samoza regime, models representing traditional legends, and a room paying homage to its founder. It ends up being a unique and quirky place. The depictions of torture were too much...More

Thank Judith G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Leon
Hotel Austria
96 reviews
.10 miles away
Best Western Las Mercedes Leon
217 reviews
.25 miles away
Hotel Leo y Pinita
29 reviews
.26 miles away
Hotel El Convento
391 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Tacubaya
118 reviews
.34 miles away
Pan & Paz
771 reviews
.35 miles away
Libelula Coffee Shop
230 reviews
.32 miles away
CocinArte
170 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian
435 reviews
.27 miles away
Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion
759 reviews
.20 miles away
Museo de la Revolucion
316 reviews
.19 miles away
Museo Ruben Dario
133 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor