Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, Granada

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • Very nice museum that depict the life and custom of an every nicaraguan. Multiple pre-Columbian art and articrafts . The building and the layout is seamless and easy to navigate. Also a beautiful coll...  more »
  • This museum was an interesting way to learn about Nicaraguan history and culture. Each window and room was dedicated to telling a story about a time period and or cultural information.  more »
  • We visited the convent as it was close to the house we rented. I think we spent a few hours in there wandering around. They have good displays in both English and Spanish. They were informative regard...  more »