Learn about the Sandinista Revolution at Museo de la Revolucion, located within one of the original Sandinista strongholds located in the heart of the city. Within a colonial building, the museum contains old photos and article clippings documenting the revolution, while combat war veterans often stop by to chat and share their experiences with curious visitors. Ask is you can visit the roof of the building, which provides sweeping views of Leon. Plan to see Museo de la Revolucion and other attractions that appeal to you using our Leon travel itinerary planner.
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We arrived in time to take to the roof without realising just what we were in for. It is made of corrugated iron and is very rusty and not well bolted down. HOWEVER, there was a clear set of arrows..... more »
Beautiful building. Poor guiding through the building. It's more of a guy telling how he is a veteran in the revolution. With all due respect. Not a museum. more »
Excellent tour about León’s revolutionary history, given by someone who was part of the movement at the time. I had the tour in Spanish so can’t comment on the tours in English. At the end of the tour we went up to the roof of the building where we had wonderful views across the city (better than from the cathedral, actually)!
The infrastructure is quite basic with just a few posters but according to the guide you get it doesn't matter. I had an amazing time with Marcello a veteran who took part in 3 wars for the revolution. He has so much love for his country and his explanation were passionate and so full of details that I had the feeling of living the scenes through his words. I learnt so much about the Nicaraguan history! Thank you for sharing your story!!
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