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Museo Ruben Dario

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Address: Calle Central, Leon, Nicaragua
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+505 8653 4011
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Include This Museum in your Leon Visit

Having studied and traveled in Nicaragua for 3 weeks, I learned a lot about this country's beloved and famous poet, Ruben Dario. So, I wanted to make sure I visited the museum... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Terese K
Breckenridge, Colorado
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having studied and traveled in Nicaragua for 3 weeks, I learned a lot about this country's beloved and famous poet, Ruben Dario. So, I wanted to make sure I visited the museum and house where he briefly lived. It was well worth it to see his personal belongings, furniture, books, and numerous and very interesting photos documenting his incredible life.... More 

Thank Terese K
Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Glad to be in this air conditioned house and see yet more art work. There were also some wonderful sculptures.

Thank Peter S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our guide took us to his statue and then inside the building in the university where there is a significant display of the stories of his life including his death. It was a quick tour but it was obvious that he played an important role in literature in the nation’s history.

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This museum provides a snapshot into the life of the most famous literary persona of Nicaragua, who also made a name for himself throughout Latin America (as you learn going through the museum). Unfortunately, if you don't have at least some Spanish knowledge, you might not get a ton out of the museum; however, it's by donation, so worth checking... More 

Thank Laura S
Ocean City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Unique experience being in the home of Dario. His body lies entombed in the Cathedral in Leon, overseen by a lion. This house is where he allegedly wrote his first poem. See his bed. It happens that it was also the confinement place of another of Nicaragua's greats, Alfonso Cortes, said to be more profound than Dario. He had mental... More 

Thank Gshanley
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

A collection of artifacts connected to one of Nicaragua's most revered national heroes. Probably not that interesting for most western museum-goers. Nothing written in english, tour guides speak only spanish.

Thank Garry H
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

For lovers of Latin American literature, this is a must see. For everyone else, it is of mild interest. Very little of the explanations are in English, so you will need some Spanish to fully appreciate. Worth a stop but just not too much time.

Thank CookGirl-CA
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

It is a big corner ancient house from 1800, with roof tile ceiling and a central beautiful corridor, like Antique houses were built long time ago. In this house, Ruben Dario spent his childhood and adolescence, as this was his grandparents home. You can appreciate so many details in decoration and furniture from that era like beds, desks, tables, wardroves,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great museum depicts some of the writings of Ruben Dario. His early life in the house and some of of the items he used during his life there are also for display. Great information.

Thank johnnybaca02
Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The life of this famous poet is presented in a good way in his childhood home in León. There are very informed guides there, so if you are interested in a deper knowledge about his authorship, they are very helpful.

Thank StineMilla

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