Museum National Palace of the Culture, Managua

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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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  • Not to much here in the way of architecture so this is a must. Most homes are for poor people. Stores are not much to speak of. You can go to the malls but there as boring as anyplace else. The palace...  more »
  • It's original name was National Palace and until 1979 hosted the National Congress. It's a neoclassical building, that was constructed after the earthquake of 1931 that destroyed the ancient National ...  more »
  • The National Palace is located in the plaza near the old cathedral. The facade is very impressive and worth checking out.  more »

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