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“Definitely Worth a Visit”

Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco
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US$66.25*
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Day Trip to Masaya and Granada from Managua
Ranked #16 of 79 things to do in Granada
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The convent is definitely worth a stop, just to see the Pre-Columbian statues with bird and animal carvings that were discovered nearby on Zapatera Island. There is also a nice collection of ancient ceramics along with a wonderful collection of paintings from the Solentiname Islands that are done in that distinctive, primitive style for which the islanders are famous. From the steps of the convent there is a nice view of Granada with Volcan Mombacho towering in the distance.

A good choice for lunch or dinner is El Garaje which is located behind the convent on Calle Coralles, just a short walk down from the corner.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

This was an interesting part of Granada history, and since it was located just next to where we stayed, we visited. We went through it on our own. We were never asked if we wanted a guide, All the signs and information plagues were in Spanish.

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

In a great restored colonial convent, the modest in size collection is big on quality from pre-Columbian stone carvings to modern Nicaraguan paintings.

Thank penandpalate
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This a very old convent in central Granada. We took a guide once inside and he was knowledgeable and well worth the extra time it takes to use a guide. There are many rooms and the walls have some interesting frescos. The courtyard is very serene and worth spending some time lingering.

Thank srscmh
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Once inside, there are rooms of art most of it contemporary, but there are also artifacts in the back. There is room after room to remind you of the historical value as well as the cultural value.

Well worth a few hours. In the back you can see some of the rooftops of the city.

Thank BudaBaB
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