Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), Leon

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Walk through an eclectic passage of history at Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), formerly the infamous XXI jail where many prisoners were brutally tortured between 1921 to 1979. A varied display is now featured here, from life size papier-mâché figures of Leonese history and folklore, to colorful murals shocking you with graphic depictions of the Guardia Nacional's torturing methods on their prisoners. Knowledgeable guides will talk you through the tales of the golden crocodile, La Gigantona and the chariot of death, accompanied by an eerie backdrop of papier-mâché figures and dimly lit displays. Information is written in both Spanish and English. To visit Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas) on your holiday in Leon, and find out what else Leon has to offer, use our Leon trip itinerary maker.
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  • Forced. If you want to know the history, myths and legends of the city you must visit this place. Located in the former facilities of the prison of the national guard at the time of the dictatorship of Somoza, each one of the cells has been fitted out with recreations of myths and legends of the city such as the taconuda, the cadejo and others. At the same time painted their walls with scenes from the methods used by guards to torture the prisoners arriving. There are also mosaics on its walls and a representation of a gigantona.
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  • Myths, legends, traditions and history. All in one place, facilities qye served in prison at the time of the Somoza dictatorship and who now welcome the stories from the folklore of Nicaragua. You can see representations of different myths and legends, as well as illustrations on the walls of the torture methods used by the National Guard before the revolution. Definitely do not miss it if you visit León.
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  • Visited with Juan, the veteran who has more told the story of the site (former prison, place of suffering and torture) that commented on the legends and traditions nicas. But it remains for me a must visit to achieve.
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  • This is without a doubt the most bizarre museum experience I have encountered in my 64 years of age. If you like creepy puppets and feel like some laugh out loud "wtf moments" then this place should be up there in your top priorities.
  • The location is great. It's in a old prison. It cost 50 Cordoba entry fee but you get a free guide who is able to speak english. It's sigested to give the guide a small tip. He told us a lot about different witches and headless priest which is fun to hear. In some rooms of the jail they have some pupets to ilustrate the different figures but it looks like the most if it is just haloween decoration. Not a must to see but if you habe time why not.
  • You get the best overview on local history and especially the time around the Revolution.
  • Quirky, kooky n kool.
  • such amazing history. Lovely, Amazing creator..
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