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“Sad history but important to know” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo de la Revolucion

Museo de la Revolucion
Ranked #6 of 43 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
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Budapest, Hungary
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sad history but important to know”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This small museum was funded by a local celebrated woman. It is the site of terrible troubles during revolution. There are many small rooms that tell history but also demonstrate local folk legends. Some are kitschy, but overall the scene is important to the nation.

Visited January 2014
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Crete, Greece
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59 reviews
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“if you interest on revolution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

It is just at the Central Square of Leon, a small museum for the revolution against Somozas regime. Everything is in Spanish, but the local people there were very helpful to explain the story

Visited January 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Part of Leon's Heritage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a small, but interesting museum worth the 50 cordoba ($2) admission fee. It is not a modern museum and might be difficult to access for someone who does not speak and read a moderate amount of Spanish. Monuments to revolutionary heroes are common in Leon because Leon is the city of the Nicaraguan Revolution against Somoza, the reason why the city hall has a banner "Leon, la Primera Capital de la Revolucion. The major emphasis is on the life of Sandino, who led a guerrilla revolt for 7 years against US marines occupying the country from 1926-1933 before being assassinated by Somoza. One of the guides, Ricardo, participated in the battle for Leon in 1979, which caused Somoza to flee the country about 10 days later. Ricardo is friendly and will point out his photograph, crouching and holding a rifle during the battle for Leon, and you can take his picture to show youth and age. Reading some of the captions provides a general outline of Nicaragua from Sandino to the overthrow of Somoza. There is a large mural showing the revolutionary heroes of Nicaragua as well as the omnipresent portrait of Che.. Your guide will take you up on the roof where you will have a decent view of Leon and surrounding area.

Visited February 2014
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