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Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco

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All reviews pre columbian nicaraguan history religious iconography folk art former convent a small gift shop nice collection entry fee couple of hours statues museum archaeological scenes ceremonies primitive galleries monastery
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Although it's name includes the word convent, it was actually a monastery founded in 1529. It's a lovely old building with warrens of rooms, frescoes, a wonderful very colorful folk art display, a huge oasis-like courtyard, and important archeological displays. We learned it has been...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is quaint and eclectic in its collections. We enjoyed the pre-Colombian pottery and statuary, the brilliantly decorated doors from Granada’s colonial era homes, the art paying tribute to Ruben Dario, and the dioramas celebrating Nicaraguan culture. This museum did a great job of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

A fascinating, well organized museum in an old convent. Learn about Granada and Nicaragua through its art and culture. The rooms of primitive folk paintings were of particular note.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank saberr
Reviewed 26 March 2018

For a small entrance fee you can discover the art, history, and culture of Granada in a gorgeous old convent. Great place to stroll through and learn about this cool Nicaraguan city.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

A great place to see local art from local artists. The highlight is the old sculptures from around Nicaragua.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating collection spanning much of Nicaragua’s history. Allow plenty of time. In particular, be sure to view the rooms at the rear of the museum.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Formerly
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The building was once a convent and part of the San Francisco Church. Here is told the story of Granada with many cultural items. My favorites were the folk art paintings. These are amazing. There is a lot to see, including an attractive courtyard. Other...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank William D
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Cheap entrance and got a lot of historical things of Nicaragua. So-so much things! I liked very much but we hadnt enough time to see it, were only 3 hours but this museum is all day program!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank traveliguana
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This old convent houses 6 different museums. Some of the displays werent that interesting to me - like the St. Francis de Assissi display - but i really enjoyed other sections, especially the collection of folk paintings from Soltiname. The architecture and garden are lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dcb1810
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is an ancient convent that now has been adapted to serve as a museum. However, the place need an urgent renovation to fullfill its new function.

Date of experience: March 2017
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