Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, Granada
(3.5/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Get a feel for Nicaragua's history and pre-history at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. The small museum features archaeological items, such as pre-Columbian statues, which date from 800 to 1200 CE. These were carved by the native inhabitants of the Zaptera Islands. There are also other items such as pottery and city models that are dedicated to the country's history. The central courtyard features a vibrant garden, which is surrounded by abstract paintings. Complete your historical tour, then visit the adjoining church next door. For Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco and beyond, use our Granada vacation planner to get the most from your Granada vacation.
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  • We walked by and decided to check-it out on a whim. We were so thankful this was one of our first stops during our month-long visit. We learned so much about the geography, history, religious art, cer...  more »
  • Apart from the beauty of the displays in them 5 museums, the patio central of the old convent is worthy of admiration and solace.
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  • This new museum occupies a former convent. Multi-media and contains at least three interior courtyards. The first courtyard is surrounded by displays explaining Granada's religious festivals in Spanis...  more »