Museums in San Juan del SurEdit This
Here's a brief look at two of the museums in San Juan del Sur.
The National Museum of Nicaragua
This museum is located at the National Palace of Culture and begins
in the lobby. If you are a visitor, this would be the best place to
get started and take advantage of their bilingual guides. There are
several rooms that house artifacts and information on history. There
are a total of nine rooms. These include The National History room for the
historical and current geological background of Nicaragua, which you
will learn is the country of “Fire and Water.” Next is the Paleontology
room that displays fossils of prehistoric mammals found throughout the
country. The third room is the Room of Pre-Columbian Ceramics and the
fourth is a Traditional Art Room. The fifth room is the room of Latin
American Paintings, followed by a room for Metate and a room for Friends
and Supporters of Art and Culture. The last few rooms are The Gueguense
Room for theatrical works and the Rodrigo Penalba Room. Cost varies
according to age. For primary pupils the cost is C$3, C$5 for students
and C$12 for adults (about US $2).
Casa Salud DeBayle
Another great Museum to explore is the Casa Salud DeBayle, which is
only a block south from the Leon’s Monumental Cathedral. It's open to
the public free of charge Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm and again
from 3pm to 6pm. This Museum was once a colonial home, but it's been renovated and
opened to the public for tours.