The Top 7 Museums in Nicaragua

Leon Cathedral, Nicaragua
Leon Cathedral, Nicaragua | © FTH / Shutterstock
Photo of Jack Guy
7 May 2018

Nicaragua has a fascinating history and plenty of museums to tell the story. If you’re planning a trip to this Central American country and want to know more, check out our round-up of the best museums to visit on your travels.

Sandino graffiti in Nicaragua | © Jorge Mejía Peralta / Flickr

Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz-Gurdián

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The city of Leon is home to a number of good cultural institutions, and this gallery boasts the best art collection in Nicaragua. Explore the well-restored townhouses with their paintings and sculptures from throughout the ages. There are works from Nicaraguan artists on display here, as well as unexpected artworks by Picasso, Rembrandt and Miro.
Nicaragua volcano mural | © MaxPixel

Antiguo Convento San Francisco

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Most visitors to Nicaragua will make their way to the beautiful city of Granada at some point, and this old convent is one of its many attractions. Duck out of the heat of the day to take a look at the huge collection of pre-Columbian statues that tell the story of Nicaragua’s distant past.
Revolutionary art in Esteli, Nicaragua | © ENICOK / Flickr