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Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco

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Address: De Catedral 1 c. al Norte, 1 c. al Este, Granada, Nicaragua
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Good Place to understand the Culture of the Area

On our tour of the area we stopped at the Cultural Center, called "El Convento" locally. Nice exhibits of the progress of the local culture, artwork and history. Worth the stop... read more

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the convent as it was close to the house we rented. I think we spent a few hours in there wandering around. They have good displays in both English and Spanish. They were informative regarding the history and culture of the city as well as broad Nicaraguan culture. There was a very impressive scale model of the city... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our tour of the area we stopped at the Cultural Center, called "El Convento" locally. Nice exhibits of the progress of the local culture, artwork and history. Worth the stop to understand some of Nicaraguan history

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A lot of reproductions and illustrations. Hardly any original art works. Perhaps it would have been more interesting to restore the convent's interior to its former glory and shed light on how the monks lived in this building for centuries. Entrance fee: 5USD (same price as the National Palace of Culture in Managua where there is much more to see)

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Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Pretty much the biggest,waste of money I've done in Nica . Wow! Old building with a couple of pictures on the wall,couple of historical facts in Spanish .Just look at images posted ,that it nothing else.We were in an out in 10 minutes not interesting at all.

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stopped by here thinking it was going to be a few small rooms with exhibits and discovered a whole bunch of back rooms and courtyards with all sorts of different Nicaraguan art, including some very modern and lots of old religious material. There's also some statues outdoors with a great view of Mombacho in the back courtyards. It was... More 

Thank Brian S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

They have tried to cover a lot of stuff in this museum. Overall I think it succeeds. Only minor negative comment concerns the lack of English descriptions. There are some but a couple of times I was disappointed that some items were described only in Spanish. My fault for not learning the language.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The museum offers a mostly cultural history of Granada from Pre-Columbian times up until the present, and has a section about the many annual religious festivals in the city. It's only $5 to get in and is a relaxing way to get out of the midday heat. The spaces are very large and breezy. It's colourful and interesting. The only... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This museum has a rich and fascinating history of its own that goes back 400 years. It also contains artifacts and statues about a 1000 years old. Just so educational and well worth at least a couple of hours.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This museum is huge inside and very impressive. The history around 1527 has a diverse representation of Nicaragua and Granada’ s history from invasion, inquisition, to liberation. Inquisition and invasion of Catholics (Spaniards), British, Dutch, pirates and French were illustrated. There is a replication of the city and its 940 square km area where the ~175,000 people live. Our guide... More 

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Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A beautiful and well designed museum that you can experience at your leisure. There is a scale model of the entire city which allows you to see all the trees and patios that are hidden behind walls. The Royal Palm courtyard is impressive. You can see lots of Art work and cultural dioramas. A must see!

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