Iglesia de la Recoleccion
Museo de la Revolucion
The museums we found in Nicaragua were definitely not as well-presented as those you might find in more developed countries, but I really enjoyed the Revolution Museum. Zue and I were assigned a "museum guide" who was a veteran of the war himself. He pointed out his old friends and companions from the military in several photos and shared his personal experiences from the war. One thing that he talked about was the unity of Central America during this time. Although this was an internal war for Nicaragua, people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and other Central American countries fought for justice. When I asked about the reason for this, our guide explained that "we are stronger together" and that "there is much honor in fighting for what is right."
Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas Nicaraguenses
This museum was about Nicaraguan traditions and legends. I recognized "La Llorona" and "El Duende" as popular legends throughout Latin America, but most of the others were new to me. This museum is located in an old prison, and so it also provides history about the prison itself - which primarily held political prisoners who were subjected to torture and abuse.