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.
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 a lot of very weird looking (sometimes scary) papier mâché models. You can even climb... 更多
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 point from the catwalk that surrounds the compound. the mosaics were my fave part, intricately... 更多
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 willing to give you all the information. You should not visit the place, if you... 更多
Very interesting to see and you soon learn that you shouldn't mess with women. They will haunt you. Gives a good insight of local myths and legends. Guided tours are also available but you can do it on your own because a lot is written in English.
We didn't wait for a guide and did it ourselves so it was kinda interesting but wouldn't do it again unless it's more interesting with a guide. I was expecting horrid things because of the prison background but nothing horrid or interesting regarding that history exists in the English notes. So maybe this is where a guide would make it... 更多
***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.