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Museum El Ceibo

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Address: Hacienda El Refugio, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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+505 8874 8076
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Museum El Ceibo on Ometepe Island is a must see in Nicaragua with one of...

Museum El Ceibo on Ometepe Island is a must see in Nicaragua with one of the biggest and best conserved collection in the country.The museum has two exhibition halls, one with pre-Columbian statues and artifacts and one which shows the history of the Nicaraguan coin. When visiting Ometepe, El Ceibo is the place to get to know and experience the Ometepe culture. El Ceibo is not just a museum, it is fun for all ages!

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Best museum on the island

The guided tour was informative. The museum also include a coin and banknote museum which we didn't see. But the main attraction are all the pottery displayed in the museum, some... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guided tour was informative. The museum also include a coin and banknote museum which we didn't see. But the main attraction are all the pottery displayed in the museum, some dating from 3000 years ago. Around 30-45 minutes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the museum on our quad tour of the island. We lucked into an English speaking guide. She led us through two different museums. It costs $8.00/pp for both museums. One is a museum showcasing numerous artifacts found on the island. The second museum is a museum dedicated to the history of currency in Nicaragua. Interesting to note,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great historical museum, artifacts going back 6 thousand years. Amazing! Make sure to visit the bar that serves homemade liquor. We had a great time. Make sure to go through the money museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small museum in a small town with an impressive collection of local artifacts - pottery, jewelry, petroglyphs, The grounds are beautiful, as is the bar. We had a docent who led us through with great knowledge in slow/clear Spanish (he could also speak in English if wanted). After, we went to the bar to try 2 of the traditional beverages... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide added this museum to our tour at the last minute and we were very glad that he did. It has an amazing collection of pre Columbian ceramics. One of the largest that we have seen anywhere. It is small, only four rooms, but every one is filled with numerous objects. One of the most interesting is a room... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Private guided tour of the museum with a shot of traditional local version of tequila included! Also a nigh hotel with pool. Definitely worth the money to see some of the history of the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went in for the museum and ended up staying over night with very nice hosts. Overall very nice experience.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Took the bus from Merida to Altagracia to see the museum. Sign said open but it was not :-( Good lesson to have a Plan B! I ended up walking around the park. Vendors, music, good people watching and believe it or not free wifi in the park!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The museum was small, but all the ceramics were founds on the ground of this island. Excellent evidence of the nicaraguan indians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

stayed here for a family vacation. the staff was great, the food was good, but most of all it was clean! We felt comfortable and its a good feeling coming back from long hikes and trips with family to get into a nice pool and clean bed. There is AC, hot water. The pool was outside and there were a... More 

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