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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 »
  • Because it's an iconic and historic site for the capital
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  • It is a very picturesque place, the guides are super friendly the entrance is cheap and one day a week is free. Very good location, also in this place teach art classes. Highly recommended for both nationals and foreigners. Parking is free and around this site there are many things to watch
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