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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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Learned a lot, but barebones

We stopped here one afternoon, not knowing what to expect. Essentially, it's a bunch of statues... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katie M
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Prairie Village, Kansas
via mobile
not to be missed

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
David G
,
San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua
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“paper mache” (7 reviews)
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Across From Iglesia San Sebastion, Leon, Nicaragua
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505 311 2116
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very interesting authentic view of the revoltion. The bombed out church across the street is part of the experience.

Thank mrla1
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

In the old gaol. Gives great insight into Leon's political history and the areas myths and legends. Guide was fantastic

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The mixture of an old torture prison of Somoza and the wax figures representing the legends may sound weird, but it´s a very interesting initiative and tells you a lot about the history of León (and Nicaragua). There are well prepared young guides who are...More

Thank Doriskroll
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