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. Put Museo de la Revolucion at the forefront of your travel plans using our Leon itinerary builder.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This whas amazing viset, The guide's are all revolution veterans. You have to ask to take you to the roof of the building. Also ask for explanation what happend in the building. They show the prison r...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Don't expect a fancy museum with a.c. in a modern building. This tour is 2 rooms of old photos and newspaper clippings. The guides were part of the revolution itself and their passion and knowledge is...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    A very good way to learn about history from people who have actually lived it! It is more than a museum, its an experience. It might be best to speak abit of Spanish though..the nicaraguan revolutiona...  more »
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  • March 14, 2017
    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!
  • March 21, 2017
    We had a gritty down to earth tour through the museum by veteran. Good review of Nicaraguan history. The English of the guide wasn't perfect but he got his point across. Make certain you go onto the roof!
  • April 9, 2017
    A bit expensive for what it is (100 Cordobas) but the money goes for a good cause, the veterans's medicines and pensions. History being explained by someone that fought in the war was an amazing experience, also to be able to walk on the roof ( be careful with the holes !)
  • November 27, 2016
    Very interesting, but you need good spanish skills for understanding. A former soldier/veteran will guide you through the museum.
  • June 14, 2017
    Very nice experience, the guide is a veteran of the war, that if facilities are humble but it is worth entering, the money goes to a good cause,
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