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Mi Museo

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Address: Calle Atravesada 505, Granada 11111, Nicaragua
Phone Number:
+505 2552 7614
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mi Museo, Granada Collection, is a private collection of Nicaraguan...

Mi Museo, Granada Collection, is a private collection of Nicaraguan Pre-Columbian ceramics. The collection contains more than 15.000 pieces which originate from the period between 2000 BC to 1550 AD. Mi Museo is located in the historical center of the oldest colonial city on the continent, Granada, in a building dating back to 1868. The building was restored with attention to its original design and preserving as many of the original features as possible.

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Awesome art!

When I went, the exhibit was on teeny tiny sculptures the size of toothpicks and full detail paintings the size of postage stamps. The artist was wonderful and in a weird mixture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stacey P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I went, the exhibit was on teeny tiny sculptures the size of toothpicks and full detail paintings the size of postage stamps. The artist was wonderful and in a weird mixture of Spanish, French and English we managed quite a nice conversation :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful pieces of art. Only $5 for some great art and some history. We loved it! Would definitely recommend to families with older kids.

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Thank 17CostaRica
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Really interesting pottery museum with lots and lots of history. Pretty big museum that explained a lot about Nicaragua. Also has a really nice gift shop and incredibly friendly staff! Some local artwork was on display while we were there as well. There also seemed to be a lot of hands on activities for kids though we did not participate... More 

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Thank Gabriella C
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a great option to get a sample of all the history associated with Granada. For only $5 USD, you get a great taste of Granada's history.

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Thank Ali D
Chicago
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The artifacts are at times mind-blowing.The guided tour is included with the cost of admision. Anna was my tour guide.At first I was going to go it alone, but am very glad that she was there to explain a lot of details that I would never have discovered otherwise. Admission is free for locals, $5 for people from other countries.... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A lot of good information and artefacts about pre-colombian peoples of Nicaragua. Friendly English-speaking (Canadian) curators clearly very passionate about their work. A couple of activities with friendly staff to keep the kids engaged, such as digging a mock archeological site. Well worth a stop, especially if you are actually interested in learning something about the history of the country... More 

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Different bits and bobs about Nicaragua and it's history. Building on its own is fantastic. Make sure you have 2hours minimum to see everything. 5usd entry.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

What might have been an institution worthy of one's support is yet another awful example of an organization which has embraced discrimination in all its ugly forms by charging those of foreign origin unconscionably high entry fees. Even students are not spared the despicable treatment; I went with some fellow student colleagues and they wouldn't dare treat us equally and... More 

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Thank Carlos Scott L
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

There were lots of interesting pieces of pottery and some other things on exhibit. A lot of write-ups as well, thankfully in Spanish and English. I learned a fair bit, but also have a short attention span when it comes to reading at museums. Worth the $5 admission, I think, for those looking for history before the Spanish colonial architecture... More 

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Thank Christa B
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

There's lots of reading to do - about the history of indigenous Nicaraguans, about whom very little seems to be known - and relatively few artefacts. It seems that not much in the way of archeological work has been done here, for various reasons, so it's good to support their ongoing work. there are some very nice pieces here.

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