Museum National Palace of the Culture, Managua

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Government Building
Explore an important part of Nicaraguan history with a visit to Museum National Palace of the Culture, a grandiose structure that houses the national museum. Commissioned by President Juan Bautista Sacasa in 1935 and built by architect Pablo Dambach, the building is one of the country's oldest structures undamaged by the devastating earthquake of 1972. Having housed the national congress for over 50 years, the building now holds the national library and the national museum, displaying pre-Columbian petroglyphs among other artifacts connected to Nicaraguan history. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Managua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum National Palace of the Culture and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a small museum of the history, culture, and art of Nicaragua. Exhibits on geography, indigenous peoples, handicrafts, and modern art. $5 pp entrance fee.  more »
  • Well, in the Middle I was not, and from the outside-large building that gives a lot of shade in the appropriate time of the day when it is hot. Nicely closes the one part of the square, which are the ruins of the Cathedral and the place (say) martyrologiczne.
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  • It is not just the building that is attractive, but the exhibits are as well. For me the room with pre-Columbian "esplendor" stood out. Beautifully crafted pottery. There is a modern art section as we...  more »