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.
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.