***Make sure to get a guide so that you know what's going on! My guide was Wilbur and not only was his English excellent, but he had a voice like James Earl Jones and was a very interesting person to talk to. Yes, you could read the papers on the wall, but he will make each legend come alive for... 更多
This museum gave me shivers as we understood what the people of Nicaragua went thru before and during the civil war. Walking around the guard posts on the top of the walls you could feel the cries of those inside this old prison.
The admission fees are very low, and there is not that much to see, but what you see is very unusual, a lot of mannequins, smetimes with creepy faces, dressed in colourful costumes. The building is a former prison, and on the walls are drawings of scenes of tortures and executions, definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The visit to this museum is recomendable as it provides a good insight into local customs and believs. Besides it is located within the old prison from the Sandinista time and it gives us another useful insight to past history.
This museum has next to no artifacts, and consists entirely of displays of creepy life-sized dolls with tiny amounts of text next to them explaining some of the local legends. Not worth the time.
This is a very famous prison and important for understanding Nica history. There is an eerie juxtaposition of over life-size paper maché characters from Nica legends and the murals and mosaics memorializing the violence of 20th century Nicaragua. C$50 entrance fee. We asked for an English-speaking employee to tell us about the displays, which he did, knowledgeably. There were three... 更多
Because it is a typical Nicaraguan museum we decided to visit. We don't regret that because of its charming messy appearance. Also it's nice to get to know a bit of Nicaragua's legends. At the same time its appearance is why three balls covers it. In my opinion it is very amateuristic.
Walk past the glue sniffing youths and into an old prison. Each cell/room told of a different myth or legend of Nica. Also was a small sense of the prison. You could climb up and walk the walls. There are information cards in Spanish in each room.
The revolution was real, like the Sandinistas who sit around here all day. They will tell you it is closed, but will offer you a tour for $10 USD. Would've been a great place to visit if it hadn't been taken over by the aged militarists.