Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, Granada

(3.5/5 based on 100+ 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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  • They have tried to cover a lot of stuff in this museum. Overall I think it succeeds. Only minor negative comment concerns the lack of English descriptions. There are some but a couple of times I was d...  more »
  • The museum offers a mostly cultural history of Granada from Pre-Columbian times up until the present, and has a section about the many annual religious festivals in the city. It's only $5 to get in an...  more »
  • This museum has a rich and fascinating history of its own that goes back 400 years. It also contains artifacts and statues about a 1000 years old. Just so educational and well worth at least a couple ...  more »