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

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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 23 April 2018
William A
Interesting museum, kind of repetitive

I've been here twice, once with a guide once without. If you are interested in folklore and... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Anna G
Managua, Nicaragua
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Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
505 311 2116
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Reviewed 23 April 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
Reviewed 15 April 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
Reviewed 12 April 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
Reviewed 2 April 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
Reviewed 20 February 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
Reviewed 9 February 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

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Reviewed 7 February 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
Reviewed 28 January 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
Reviewed 22 January 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
Reviewed 14 January 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
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