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Museo Arqueologico Gregorio Aguilar Barea - Museum Juigalpa - Nicaragua

Part portrait gallery, part museum and part old fashioned freak show, this eclectic assemblage of artifacts is the one place in town where Juigalpa’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 1980’s. Additionally, the museum displays portraits of Juigalpa’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.

Juigalpa, Nicaragua

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography

Getting There

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

Currencies accepted
Nicaraguan córdoba

Contact Information:
Phone: (505) 512-0784

15 Apr 2009

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