Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, Granada

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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. Plan your Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco visit and explore what else you can see and do in Granada using our Granada online tour itinerary maker .
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  • The museum is quaint and eclectic in its collections. We enjoyed the pre-Colombian pottery and statuary, the brilliantly decorated doors from Granada‚Äôs colonial era homes, the art paying tribute to Ru...  more »
  • A fascinating, well organized museum in an old convent. Learn about Granada and Nicaragua through its art and culture. The rooms of primitive folk paintings were of particular note.  more »
  • For a small entrance fee you can discover the art, history, and culture of Granada in a gorgeous old convent. Great place to stroll through and learn about this cool Nicaraguan city.  more »
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