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Learn about the Sandinista Revolution at Museo de la Revolucion, located within one of the original Sandinista strongholds located in the heart of the city. Within a colonial building, the museum contains old photos and article clippings documenting the revolution, while combat war veterans often stop by to chat and share their experiences with curious visitors. Ask is you can visit the roof of the building, which provides sweeping views of Leon. Plan to see Museo de la Revolucion and other attractions that appeal to you using our Leon travel itinerary planner.
Museo de la Revolucion reviews
An insightful explanation of the complex and long running struggles of this wonderful country. The guide Manuelo was very passionate about his subject. The atmosphere inside the faded grandeur of...
An insightful explanation of the complex and long running struggles of this wonderful country. The guide Manuelo was very passionate about his subject. The atmosphere inside the faded grandeur of... more »
I decided to visit this attraction on my last day in Leon. I got an English speaking guide named, Marge and she gave me a very interesting history of Nicaragua. There are newspaper clippings in...
I decided to visit this attraction on my last day in Leon. I got an English speaking guide named, Marge and she gave me a very interesting history of Nicaragua. There are newspaper clippings in... more »
One of the weirdest 'museum' visits ever. I honestly feel a bit bad giving this review, but we need to be objective here. The tour started with a rooftop walk across broken/rusted iron sheets. We were assured it was perfectly safe, but I don't think any of us felt safe. The purpose of the rooftop walk was unclear to me. Our guide pointed out the different larger buildings across the city (nothing about the revolution). I feel a bit bad for the guide since she clearly wasn't in her comfort zone and a bit nervous. She was also not an ex-revolutionary herself (I guess she was the only English speaking guide available). The explanation given was not much more than reading what was on the photos and newspaper articles on the walls. Detailed questions remained largely unanswered. Only real positive is that the upstairs building is inviting for photographers. Again I feel a bit sorry for writing this, I'm sure with a better guide the experience can be improved. I hope it's taken as constructive feedback and used to insert a bit more 'professionalism' in what is clearly an interesting part of the county's history.
Great way to delve into the fascinating history of Nicaragua, brought to life by guide. Building has not been renovated since the 1979 revolution, adding to the sense of pathos. Good views over Leon from top floor.
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