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Mi Museo

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Address: Calle Atravesada 505, Granada 11111, Nicaragua
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+505 2552 7614
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mi Museo, Granada Collection, is a private collection of Nicaraguan...

Mi Museo, Granada Collection, is a private collection of Nicaraguan Pre-Columbian ceramics. The collection contains more than 15.000 pieces which originate from the period between 2000 BC to 1550 AD. Mi Museo is located in the historical center of the oldest colonial city on the continent, Granada, in a building dating back to 1868. The building was restored with attention to its original design and preserving as many of the original features as possible.

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Very informative and the kids had fun too

A lot of good information and artefacts about pre-colombian peoples of Nicaragua. Friendly English-speaking (Canadian) curators clearly very passionate about their work. A couple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great option to get a sample of all the history associated with Granada. For only $5 USD, you get a great taste of Granada's history.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artifacts are at times mind-blowing.The guided tour is included with the cost of admision. Anna was my tour guide.At first I was going to go it alone, but am very glad that she was there to explain a lot of details that I would never have discovered otherwise. Admission is free for locals, $5 for people from other countries.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

A lot of good information and artefacts about pre-colombian peoples of Nicaragua. Friendly English-speaking (Canadian) curators clearly very passionate about their work. A couple of activities with friendly staff to keep the kids engaged, such as digging a mock archeological site. Well worth a stop, especially if you are actually interested in learning something about the history of the country... More 

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Different bits and bobs about Nicaragua and it's history. Building on its own is fantastic. Make sure you have 2hours minimum to see everything. 5usd entry.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

What might have been an institution worthy of one's support is yet another awful example of an organization which has embraced discrimination in all its ugly forms by charging those of foreign origin unconscionably high entry fees. Even students are not spared the despicable treatment; I went with some fellow student colleagues and they wouldn't dare treat us equally and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

There were lots of interesting pieces of pottery and some other things on exhibit. A lot of write-ups as well, thankfully in Spanish and English. I learned a fair bit, but also have a short attention span when it comes to reading at museums. Worth the $5 admission, I think, for those looking for history before the Spanish colonial architecture... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

There's lots of reading to do - about the history of indigenous Nicaraguans, about whom very little seems to be known - and relatively few artefacts. It seems that not much in the way of archeological work has been done here, for various reasons, so it's good to support their ongoing work. there are some very nice pieces here.

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Thank ComradeRose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were challenged with questions as to the true origins of Nicaragua's native inhabitants by an archeologist who came from Mexico to discover if the theories about immigration from Mexico to Nicaragua were true and found that although many stylistic and cultural images can be found a truly perplexing question is if there was a great migration then how did... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Mi Museo has been in business for numerous years now, and it is currently ongoing some change of management, which will likely lead to further improvements to the exhibition spaces, and the explanations offered. I should probably clarify my position here, as I've frequently contributed to the museum and its journal and I know the people involved quite well. This... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

We learned a lot about the history of Nicaragua and the pottery created over time. Very interesting and worth the donation to the school.

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