Nicaragua // The northwest //

Museo de la Revolución de León

On the western side of the park is one of the city’s Sandinista strongholds, the Museo de la Revolución de León. You’ll be shown around the airy, decaying building by an FSLN combat veteran, who’ll talk you through the extensive collection of photos, articles and news clippings documenting the Revolution, its historical antecedents and its aftermath. It’s an affecting tour, though you’ll need some Spanish to make sense of things. You may be allowed onto the roof, which has cracking views of León.

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