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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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Wtf

This whas a wtf ?? Experiance A lot of big puppets who are dressed as legend , and from nica... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mondo58
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Almelo
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Great museum

Enjoyed the museum and all of the displays. There's also a section on the sad history and it's on... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Gretjen1
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Newcastle, Australia
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Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
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505 311 2116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the museum and all of the displays. There's also a section on the sad history and it's on the old prison where many atrocities were done. Loved some of the old legends of Nicaragua.

Thank Gretjen1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The museum was very interesting with all kind of stories and myths, in the old prison that was used during the revolution. Our guide spoke English, but didn't really tell about the myths himself. He remembered all texts from the signs by heart (which is...More

Thank Yoram H
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here one afternoon, not knowing what to expect. Essentially, it's a bunch of statues depicting urban legends that influence the Nicaraguan culture. If you're a culture or history buff, this could be for you. Or, if you just like to see crazy statues,...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Bring money for a tip because you will get an awesome toour of Leon history and nicaraguan folklore.

Thank David G
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Interesting place to learn about the dark history of Nicaragua with spooky life size exhibit dolls and lots of explanations on traditions but also on the oppression of and fight against the CIA.

Thank Mischa W
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Mainly paper machete figures, with explanations of various myths and legends, in Nicaragua. One. Thing you learn is that Nicaraguans, especially on the Caribbean side, have some serious voodoo types of beliefs that they still practise to this day

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Not to miss! Colorful a yet much history due to being a former prison. I found it to a highlight due to my interest in Nicaraguan history.

Thank Baxter B
Reviewed 19 February 2017

An interesting museum located in a former prison. The entry fee is 50 cordobas (less than US$2). You can get a guide (you just need to tip him) to show you the place. You will hear about all kinds of legends and traditions and see...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

this museum was set up by a nica woman who felt it important that this part of their history and their myths not be lost. it goes over several myths n legends as well as describing famous persons in nica history. their is a view...More

Thank cassiesmummy
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