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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Interesting way to spend an hour if you have a rainy day or if you are a fan of Ruben Dario. He is a national celebrity so perhaps it is more of a draw for locals. He was a Nicaraguan poet and credited for helping...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John N
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Was not allowed in since I would not give a volunteer donation. I didn't bring not a single coin with me. Left all at hotel. Instead some young fellow with uniform sitting on a bench playing with his phone was very rude to us. Shame...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank uvamon
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Leon was a side trip chosen from literature from tour operators on a cruise. It is a long drive EACH WAY on 2 lane roads occupied by slow moving vehicles. The museum is Ruben Dario's home and has many period furnishings and family photos. NO...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A pity that there are no original manuscripts (all sold to Madrid) and the great poet lived here as a child.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This museo former house of Nicaragua’s most famous poet is free of charge recommend donation. Very pleasing cool spot in bustling Leon. Neat to see inside a home of that time with some period furniture. Very nice display- all spanish. Worth the trip for history,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank York476
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you are of the people who loves to know about poetry and its history, then this is a place you cannot miss when in León. The museum offers the possibility to see yourself about the life and death of famous nicaraguan write Rubén Darío.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Spent couple hours here. Glad I went there. I found the staff to be informative. You get 2 galleries for the price of one

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is more than we expected. There are painting from before 1000AD. It has amazing historical paintings about the culture and wars in Latin America. There are artifacts from the indigenous people in Nicaragua as well.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank PaulS19582015
Reviewed 29 June 2017

If you have an interest in this poet or a bit of Nicaragua history this museum is worth walking through. It is like walking through his home or his life with his works under glass, pictures of his family around and his death bed on...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Pickle W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great place to look around. Well kept. Helpful staff, nice toilets. We really wanted to find out more about the famous poet. It is nice to walk around, however I did not find us staying there that long to absorb as much as I could...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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