Museo de la Revolucion, Leon

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Learn about the Sandinista Revolution at Museo de la Revolucion, located within one of the original Sandinista strongholds located in the heart of the city. Within a colonial building, the museum contains old photos and article clippings documenting the revolution, while combat war veterans often stop by to chat and share their experiences with curious visitors. Ask is you can visit the roof of the building, which provides sweeping views of Leon. Plan to see Museo de la Revolucion and other attractions that appeal to you using our Leon travel itinerary planner .
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  • Very nice presentation of the Sandinista angle of Nica politics. I also did a city tour with a perfectly english speking guide. Most entertaining  more »
  • The Museum is well because the guides are ex-soldiers of the revolution. If you go, I recommend that you have a critical view, because they only have their side of the story.
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  • Here you will be guided by actual freedom fighters as they take you through a very make shift but nonetheless moving story of dictatorship and revolution. It takes an hour at most but easily the best ...  more »
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  • This shouldn't even be called a museum. I could've stay at my hostel and Google more about Nicaragua's Revolution than here. If you are open minded and curious feel free to check it out.
  • The museum is basically a collection of old pictures in an impressive historic building ... But hearing the sad history of Nicaragua from one of the guerrilleros it's invaluable (we did it in Spanish) at the end he offer the DVDs but wasn't pushy at all.
  • One of the highlights of our trip to Leon. Having been involved in social jsutice issues in the US around Central America getting a personalized tour from someone who was there was Amazing. Even with limited Spanish- thats what google translate is for- you can scan it over any writings even! and as photographers we LOVED getting a tour of the roof. We took pictures up their with our guide who never pressured to buy the dvd or give him a tip!
  • We were rushed through the exhibit, and when we didn't purchase a DVD from our guide our tour somehow managed to be sped up even more. Additionally, at the end, we weren't allowed to visit the top floor (the highlight) without providing a tip. Coming in with knowledge of the revolution, there was no new information. Extremely disappointed
  • This was probably my favorite part of our Leon visit. The men running this place were so warm and welcoming, even with our limited Spanish. The history and the stories they tell are powerful and important. Make time to stop there, maybe they'll take you up on the roof!
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