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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  • The Museum is very well, but what's cool is that tell you about the history of the revolution people who actually lived through it. The guerrilla who made us guide could not be more friendly. Her story fascinated us, how spoke of all, the desire he had to tell us the history of the revolution and the current situation in Nicaragua. It was a very enriching experience.
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  • I think that not is should consider Museum, a few photos and newspaper clippings. nothing interesting and little-understood everything. No thanks.
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  • In a sad, decrepit building that was military headquarters for the Sandinista revolutionaries after taking Leon, veterans of the revolution congregate and provide a historical review. There is little ...  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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