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Mi Museo

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Address: Calle Atravesada 505, Granada 11111, Nicaragua
Phone Number: +505 2552 7614
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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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One of the most worthwhile places for an archaeological overview

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ArchaeoAlex
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank ArchaeoAlex
New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Small museum with a large ceramic collection as well as some other statuary and assorted holdings. There were good labels and panels explaining the prehistory of Nicaragua in Spanish and English, so they weren't just random artifacts in isolation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I found the museum very interesting, and it had many artifacts. Most of the exhibits had the explanation written in English. I also liked the building itself: it is a beautiful building, light and airy, so it is mostly cool inside. It would benefit from a few more of the signs in English.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Very little to see aqnd it cost $5 to enter as a non Nicaraguan.The place is a dirty and you can see everythin in less than 3 min.

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Skanee, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

If you're interested in learning about the history of the people who lived in Nicaragua during the past couple of thousand years, visiting this museum is worth the visit. The entrance fees help to preserve the heritage of these ancient people ... which otherwise will likely be lost to looters.The displays include well written descriptions in both Spanish and English.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stumbled on this quaint little museum full of Pre Colombian Art. This is a must see place when visiting Granada.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Lots of artifacts, particularly pottery, but not much signage to you what they are or why they are significant. A cute little store has some replicas (which are also available elsewhere) and other hand made items.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The entrance to This museum costs $5 for foreigners and They give no student discount. The museum is messy, the pannels with info are repeated and dont give much info and They only have a ceramic collection That is very repetitive and Small.

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