Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, Granada

(3.4/5 based on 95+ 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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  • This Museum is much bigger than it looks from the outside and from when you first enter. Lots of cultural information, history and exhibits, including art and statues. When you get to the back section...  more »
  • We enjoyed touring and viewing cultural artifacts. Comprehensive view of history through an artistic lens - it is easy to see how Catholicism has influenced Granada in the last 400 years, where they t...  more »
  • Excellent museum set in beautiful old convent, highlighting the history and culture of Granada, its Christian background, as well as a very interesting precolumbian culture, situated on the nearby isl...  more »