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“Small museum with interesting collection of precolumbian art”
Review of Museum El Ceibo

Museum El Ceibo
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USD 120.00*
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Small-Group Tour of Isla de Ometepe with El Ceibo...
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Moyogalpa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you are interested in archeology, this small museum is a must see. Staff of the hotel of the same name will guide you around.

Thank QuintenJ
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"pre columbian artifacts"
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"well worth the visit"
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"island history"
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"guided tour"
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"great collection"
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"political history"
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"packed full"
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"pottery"
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"president"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We weren't sure whether to go in or not but were so pleased we did. There are two museums, one for pottery (which has examples that date back 3000 years) and one for the history of Nicaraguan money. Both were extremely interesting and we were taken round by an English speaking guide who definitely knew what he was talking about. We couldn't believe how interesting the history of money could be. We paid $8 each total to enter both museums which was very good value for money. Our guide was so good we gave him a $10 tip between the four of us and stayed for a coffee afterwards. Well worth a visit if you are passing and have an hour to spare.

Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We were driving to Mayagalpa just to check it out when we saw the signs for the museum so we pulled in. When we walked up they told us about the two museums and we decided just to go to the one with the Pre-Columbian artifacts. The young lady that was our guide spoke very good English and took us on the tour. The building is larger than it looks from the outside and has a lot of artifacts. I'm no expert but they looked authentic and I had no reason to doubt that they were authentic (other than some of the markets we were at that had tables of "pre-Columbian artifacts" that looked like the clay hadn't even had a chance to dry)
There were some write-ups and news articles as well but they were all in Spanish and my Spanish level is, umm, very low. Our guide was very good at explaining the artifacts and answering our questions.
After the tour we were taken to the Comedor and given a couple of samples of traditional liquors, they were marginal by my taste buds but then I don't have average taste buds.
I would recommend this tour to anybody with 30 minutes or more to spare and an interest in a bit of history. I was not disappointed by this unexpected stop.

Thank Brent M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Ometepe is rural and fairly small destination and it was interesting to find the museum, it was nice to see artifacts found on the property, nice visit and very educational

Thank WorldTraveler_and_Co
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

There are two museums here. The first one has much pre-columbian pottery and is very interesting. The second one is a coin and money Museum. It actually has lots of history as heat new president makes their own new money. I recommend this to her

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