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Museum El Ceibo

Hacienda El Refugio, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
+505 8874 8076
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Museum El Ceibo on Ometepe Island is a must see in Nicaragua with one of the biggest and best conserved collection in the country.The museum has two exhibition halls, one with pre-Columbian statues and artifacts and one which shows the history of the Nicaraguan coin. When visiting Ometepe, El Ceibo is the place to get to know and experience the Ometepe culture. El Ceibo is not just a museum, it is fun for all ages!
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Hacienda El Refugio, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
+505 8874 8076
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Exceptional archaeological museum, great facility and tour guides (the museum docents walk through the museum with you). The museum is in a cool old tobacco baking building. A/C in the museum.

Thank Will J
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I had a spare day on Ometepe so decided to check out the Museum El Ceibo. Their are two museums, one that focusses on the different Nicaraguan presidents and their respective currencies. The other focusses on the archeology found on the island from early civilisation....More

Thank leo b
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum and were impressed with the number of artifacts they had to show. Impressive history on the island and neat to see the pre Columbian collection!

1  Thank k10yoga
Reviewed 24 April 2017

In a number of A/C rooms (great on the hot day), an extensive collection of locally dug-up or otherwise unearthed pottery, cookware, ceramics and jewelry from all over Ometepe is lovingly displayed - and explained about by a guide. The building - there is also...More

1  Thank hulstra
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The whole family visited the museum. It's a little way off the beaten path or where you can hop off a the bus, but is still an easy walk and even easier drive. It is located about 8KM from Moyogalpa. The property is a family...More

Thank travisandkatie
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The guided tour was informative. The museum also include a coin and banknote museum which we didn't see. But the main attraction are all the pottery displayed in the museum, some dating from 3000 years ago. Around 30-45 minutes

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stopped at the museum on our quad tour of the island. We lucked into an English speaking guide. She led us through two different museums. It costs $8.00/pp for both museums. One is a museum showcasing numerous artifacts found on the island. The second...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great historical museum, artifacts going back 6 thousand years. Amazing! Make sure to visit the bar that serves homemade liquor. We had a great time. Make sure to go through the money museum.

Thank Yankeewhiskeyallday
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Small museum in a small town with an impressive collection of local artifacts - pottery, jewelry, petroglyphs, The grounds are beautiful, as is the bar. We had a docent who led us through with great knowledge in slow/clear Spanish (he could also speak in English...More

Thank am918
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide added this museum to our tour at the last minute and we were very glad that he did. It has an amazing collection of pre Columbian ceramics. One of the largest that we have seen anywhere. It is small, only four rooms, but...More

Thank nabglow
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