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Museum El Ceibo on Ometepe Island is a must see in Nicaragua with one of the biggest and best conserved collection in the country.The museum has two exhibition halls, one with pre-Columbian statues and artifacts and one which shows the history of...more
Hacienda El Refugio, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you are interested in archeology, this small museum is a must see. Staff of the hotel of the same name will guide you around.

Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We weren't sure whether to go in or not but were so pleased we did. There are two museums, one for pottery (which has examples that date back 3000 years) and one for the history of Nicaraguan money. Both were extremely interesting and we were...More

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We were driving to Mayagalpa just to check it out when we saw the signs for the museum so we pulled in. When we walked up they told us about the two museums and we decided just to go to the one with the Pre-Columbian...More

Thank Brent M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Ometepe is rural and fairly small destination and it was interesting to find the museum, it was nice to see artifacts found on the property, nice visit and very educational

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

There are two museums here. The first one has much pre-columbian pottery and is very interesting. The second one is a coin and money Museum. It actually has lots of history as heat new president makes their own new money. I recommend this to her

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I am the type of museum crawler who wants to read everything and go very slowly. My boyfriend...does not. This museum was the best of both worlds- the employee at the front desk took us in to see the Pre-Colombian exhibit. She spoke in very...More

Thank Leisha M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Exceptional archaeological museum, great facility and tour guides (the museum docents walk through the museum with you). The museum is in a cool old tobacco baking building. A/C in the museum.

Thank Will J
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I had a spare day on Ometepe so decided to check out the Museum El Ceibo. Their are two museums, one that focusses on the different Nicaraguan presidents and their respective currencies. The other focusses on the archeology found on the island from early civilisation....More

Thank leo b
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum and were impressed with the number of artifacts they had to show. Impressive history on the island and neat to see the pre Columbian collection!

1  Thank k10yoga
Reviewed 24 April 2017

In a number of A/C rooms (great on the hot day), an extensive collection of locally dug-up or otherwise unearthed pottery, cookware, ceramics and jewelry from all over Ometepe is lovingly displayed - and explained about by a guide. The building - there is also...More

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