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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  • a veteran tells of passion about the revolution and the dictatorship. The realization is also pressing to you by that your next to someone state that people of very close has shot/killed and has seen friends killed. All in the name of freedom and the revolution. The museum does not amount to much but the stories sure did. The access is also but something of a 3eur (100 cordobas, 3.3 dollars), certainly give a tip of at least the same. All veterans life from what they earn here. Ask to go to the roof, amazing views of Léon from here! They speak no English so a minimum of Spanish knowledge is necessary.
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  • A very interesting history of the struggle of the people of Nicaragua. Tour guide had been part of the revolution & provided firsthand accounts of the conflict. A must for history buffs.  more »
  • When we showed up at the museum, I was shocked at the complexity of Nicaraguan history. Being from the US, I am used to history being a very short time span. It was so cool to hear about history from ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 !)
  • Very interesting, but you need good spanish skills for understanding. A former soldier/veteran will guide you through the museum.
  • 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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