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Museo Huellas de Acahualinca

Volcán Mombotombo’s capacity for destruction is evoked in the Museo Huellas de Acahualinca, just west of the malecón in Barrio Acahualinca. A rudimentary affair, it nonetheless offers a fascinating glimpse into the area’s history. Alongside fragments of pottery and boards on fauna and geology, a series of great pits reveals animal and human footprints from prehistoric nomads – preserved in volcanic ash, the footprints have been dated to around 6000 years ago.