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

Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
505 311 2116
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Quirky and interesting

This museum tries to do a lot; it is an ex-prison, scene of torture during Samoza regime, models... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judith G
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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
I wish we had been impressed, they are trying really hard!

This museum is trying so hard to be great. The people who work there are kind and excited to have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
schlegal1
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Rural Virginian
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  • Poor6%
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“paper mache” (9 reviews)
“local legends” (6 reviews)
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Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
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Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
505 311 2116
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is trying so hard to be great. The people who work there are kind and excited to have visitors. Unfortunately, it's not a well done museum. It's a bunch of poorly constructed mannequins and dolls related to stories/legends with a short explanation placard...More

Thank schlegal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most bizarre museums I have ever seen. The building used to be a military prison where political prisoners were incarcerated and tortured. The murals in the various rooms illustrate what happened there. Superimposed on that is an exhibit of cheesy...More

Thank zug55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building was a prison not long ago (1979) where a lot of bad things happened to many prisoners (you really do not want to know). Each section in the prison has a paper mache of certain people/figures which is really cool. You get to...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were super curious about the Museo de Tradiciones y Letendas, and I guess our visit mostly satisfied our curiousity. We did a self guided tour around the museum for 50 Cordobas each. There was information about the legends and traditions English and Spanish, and...More

Thank Beth O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time here. Spent about 45 minutes reading the pages about the various people and legends of Nicaragua. Old prison turned into a museum.

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The building and grounds served as a prison and even as a "madhouse" in the past. But this part of the history is far over-shadowed by the weird paper mache statues that are supposed to depict local myths and legends. The paper mache statues are...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A look into some of the history of Nicaragua. This place has a lot of emotion with it especially with me having served in Iraq. It makes you really feel for the people of Nicaragua and the terrible things that they have had to endure....More

Thank adventureguyNZ
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a bit of an odd museum. Set in a prison with wall paintings about its past. But the rooms are filled with all sorts of man size puppets depicting the history and legends of Nicaragua. A weird combination but we enjoyed it. Something...More

Thank Gert-Jan V
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This whas a wtf ?? Experiance A lot of big puppets who are dressed as legend , and from nica story's and legend's like different witches. . The puppet's i though where not that intresting but , The building is the old prison from i...More

Thank Mondo58
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