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Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

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Address: Av SO 3a, Leon, Nicaragua
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This was part of our tour organised by Imagine Latin America. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The museum is well worth a visit, spread across 4 large haciendas and beautifully... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was part of our tour organised by Imagine Latin America. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The museum is well worth a visit, spread across 4 large haciendas and beautifully exhibited artwork.

Thank 26susieq
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This museum has an amazing world-class contemporary art collection. I was stunned by the quality of the works and represented artists. While the work on display is excellent, the galleries are open air and not climate controlled so some of the pieces are already showing premature deterioration. If you are in Leon and enjoy art, this is a must see... More 

Thank Terri S
Hampton Bays, New York
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

This museum is housed in two beautiful colonial homes across the street from each other so keep your ticket for the second house. This is the best collection of Latin American artwork in Nicaragua. When we were there, there was a special exhibit of quite a bit of Miro's work and a film about his life and work. There are... More 

Thank Karin M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

When we came to the gallery the collection was showing a collection of Miros work. I thought that was the only display then we went to the other side of the building and had a lot of variety and the contemporary Latino American artist collection was really interesting and I have a lot of artists to read up about.

Thank romanylucy3
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016

we received a tour by the museum curator and that made it especially wonderful. The tour added 80 cents to the admission and is hugely underpriced. must see

Thank donricardo2016
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I'm not that much into arts, but this museum was really good. The paintings are beautiful, and in the second house there are also sculptures and other art installations. A must when you are in Leon!

Thank Nathalie R
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

This museum has an eclectic collection - all of the art in the museum makes you think. It's a must see.

Thank Jenny G
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I went to this museum as part of a shore excursion from Corinto. The building is part of the colonial buildings in the city of Leon and has been restored. It is really beautiful with ornately carved ceilings. There are lovely courtyards and gardens in the complex for people to enjoy. The museum apparently contains Rubens, Picasso and Chagall paintings... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you are traveling on a budget visit the museum on a Sunday as it is for free. It is closed on Mondays and on other days international visitors pay around 2 USD. For an english speaking guide (not available on all days) you pay possibly 2 USD extra (not sure, but not much more). Reserve enough time, at least... More 

Thank MaVeKo
Parker, CO
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The buildings where the museum was housed was just as spectacular as the art. Was FREE ENTRY the day we went, but a little donation goes a long way...so we did. I'm not a huge art fan, but I enjoyed this museum, especially the art of Joan ....??? It told the history of him and his work, which was quite... More 

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