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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Explore an important part of Nicaraguan history with a visit to PALACIO DE LA CULTURA, 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. Make PALACIO DE LA CULTURA a part of your Managua vacation plans using our Managua day trip planning app.
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  • A long rectangular & "fairly imposing" (although just 2-storied) building, the "national history" museum inside kind of spread out over two wings of the building on its 1st floor (with 2 "inner...  more »
  • Costs 5 USD, or 170 cordobas to enter. Closed Mondays. The entrance fee includes an amazing tour, in English, that is without doubt one of the best tours I have ever had. Incredible amount of...  more »
  • Porque es un sitio emblemático e histórico para la capital
  • Es un lugar muy pintoresco, los guias son súper amables la entrada es barata y un día a la semana es gratuita. Muy buena ubicación, también en este lugar imparten clases de arte. Muy recomendable tanto para nacionales y extranjeros. El parqueo es gratuito y alrededor de este sitio hay muchas cosas por ver

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