Granted you need to be able to understand some Spanish, but half the fun is the passion of the guides(who were a part of the revolution) while relating their story. The other half of the fun is that they do part of it on a sketchy tin roof overlooking the city!
Interesting museum! Entrance is cheap and you get a guide that fought in the war, showing you around.Very interesting to hear first hand a bit of the history of Nicaragua.
This museum was not to miss: first of all the information and photographs are very helpful to understand the long fights and civil war endured by the country.The museum is old and a bit spooky and for me it was a plus. The building itself, which was used by the dictatorship is beautiful to see, even with all the empty rooms and the climb on the roof offres a great view.But mostly, the best part is the tour is done by a war veteran, in our case Marcelo, who had been fighting from 14 years old. Listening to his stories and imagining what life he has been three was very touching and moving. He spoke in Spanish, some others do speak English, but this encounter in itself was well worth the visit.Highly recommended.
Even with little Spanish, we found this museum experience enjoyable. The walk across the metal rooftop seemed a little precarious given the overall condition of the building, but it was worth the view and further explanation. Our tour today inspired us to read more about the revolucion and its effects on Nicaragua today. Worth a visit even if your Spanish is not the greatest.
Off the main square sits this small museum. What is so meaningful about this experience is that the guides are veterans from the 1979 war and it is a personal responsibility to see that their personal history is shared and understood. A moving experience and one not to be missed.
Try to get one in English but still very interesting to have a guide who was a former soldier. Not very kept up. Seems like someone collected a bunch of random stuff and put them together in this place.
Our experience was the same as many reviewers here. We probably would have learned more if we had an English speaking guide, but I believe we got more of the spirit and passion of the place with our FSLN veteran who conveyed incredible pride for the bravery of the revolutionaries. Definitely worth a visit in this historically rich and charming city.
the guides mainly only speak Spanish so it helps if you can, but they give the guist of the museum. It is small and in an interestin building, opposite the main cathedral
Full of revolutionary spirit and avidness to explain the political history of the country. Enthusiastic amateurs in guide terms but charming nevertheless.
I have given this "attraction" 5 stars because it is unlike anything I have ever seen before and I am sure I will not see anything like it again. It costs 2 dollars to get in and you are taken round by a sandinista, who only speaks Spanish. The building itself is quite interesting and it contains photos and some paintings affixed to the walls. You are also taken out onto the corrugated iron roof - make sure your travel insurance is up-to-date.If you are not interested in Nicaraguan history, or if you don't understand any Spanish at all, I would advise you to give it a miss.