Museum El Ceibo, Moyogalpa

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Gain insight into the lives of the indigenous people of Ometepe at Museum El Ceibo, boasting one of the vastest collections of pre-Columbian artifacts in the country. Displays include pre-Hispanic petroglyphs and ornaments such as urns, grindstones, and stone tools. The museum's other component, the history of the Nicaraguan coin, details each form of currency heralded by presidential change. Pay special attention to some of the oldest pieces, including a flint spearhead in the shape of a fish dating back around 5,600 years. Using our international travel planner, Isla de Ometepe attractions like Museum El Ceibo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I had a spare day on Ometepe so decided to check out the Museum El Ceibo. Their are two museums, one that focusses on the different Nicaraguan presidents and their respective currencies. The other foc...  more »
  • We stumbled upon this museum and were impressed with the number of artifacts they had to show. Impressive history on the island and neat to see the pre Columbian collection!  more »
  • In a number of A/C rooms (great on the hot day), an extensive collection of locally dug-up or otherwise unearthed pottery, cookware, ceramics and jewelry from all over Ometepe is lovingly displayed - ...  more »

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