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“History and culture” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The National Palace of Culture...
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Managua City Tour
Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Managua
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Boulder, Colorado
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110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“History and culture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

The national palace on the main plaza was once the seat of government but has been turned into a museum housing the history and culture of Nicaragua from prehistoric times to the present. Best to enjoy it with one of the friendly and helpful guides to explain all you are seeing and to bring the history of the place to life. Well worth an hour of your time.

Visited February 2014
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Lund
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

A good exhibition of Nicaragua's natural history and culture, especially the artifacts and cultural objects are good.

Old style museum with a lot of things on exhibition, but a nice and knowledgeable guide was available, and really made a difference, she explained and pointed out many things I would have missed.

Contemporary art exhibition, too.

Well worth a visit, not many people though. Easy to find at Plaza de Revolucion; while you are there, don't miss the old cathedral and the park. C$ 80 for tourists, much cheaper for locals.

Visited February 2014
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Des Moines, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

The modest museum exhibitions are housed in a grand building that, if memory serves, at one time a hotel. Exhibits covered topics from the geological formation of Nicaragua to the diversity of it's indegenous population and the varied art and craft of it's people. There is a very small fee to visit the museum, and the fee included an English speaking guide. The guide was knowledgable, very informative, and answered all of our questions. We would have missed a lot of what the museum had to offer if not for our guide. Strongly recommend taking advantage of the guided tour if you visit this museum. About a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the airport.

Visited January 2014
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Belllevue, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“OK for a quick visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Heavy on the natural history of Nicaragua, the museum can easily be toured in under an hour. It mostly has pre-modern displays with a few rooms of art work. Probably appeals to families with kids.

Visited January 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Great artwork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were surprised, but thrilled with the unexpected treasures we found here.
The first couple of rooms are fairly plain natural history items, all explained in Spanish. After those rooms, the rest of them are delightful and the staff is very friendly.

Visited January 2014
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