Part portrait gallery, part museum and part old fashioned freak show, this eclectic assemblage of artifacts is the one place in town where Juigalpaâ€™s history is on display. Half the museum consists of beautiful pre-Columbian ceramics, most notable of which are the adorable shoe-shaped funerary vessels that bring to mind Dutch clogs. Spanish speakers will benefit from the poster-boards discussing the disputed origins of the Central Nicaraguan population and the Spanish explorers who later came and conquered the region. For the macabre minded visitor there is a collection of taxadermied animals, many of whom show genetic deformities such as two heads. Most stomach-turning perhaps is the preserved body the cyclops, a baby born to local parents in the 1980â€™s. Additionally, the museum displays portraits of Juigalpaâ€™s citizens and manufactured objects from the 19th and early 20th century, including cash registers, typewriters and various cowboy paraphernalia.
Two blocks northeast and half a block northwest of the central park.
Historical museum, Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography
Travel Tips: Closed daily from 12 pm to 2 pm.
Price Description: $1 USD
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:9 am
Open Hours to:5 pm
Days Closed:Saturday, Sunday
Travel Skills: None
Phone: (505) 512-0784