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Museo de Café - Museum Matagalpa - Nicaragua

Perhaps surprisingly, the Museo de Café has very little about coffee. Most of the museum is devoted to pre-Columbian artifacts. There are stone and ceramic sculptures made by the Olmec, Toltec and Mayan, originally from Mexico and Guetmala, but found recently in nearby Sebaco. This migration of wares can be attributed to the trade route called the Route of Good Hope by the Spanish and the Route of the Jaguar by the Mayaans. One artifact in particular found its way to the Rio de Matagalpa as a result of`the tumultuous waters of hurricane Mitch. Also on display are funerary figurines by the Yasica culture, indigenous to the region. One wall is home to the “gallery of mayors” --portraits of mayors throughout Matagalpa’s history. Finally, in the back of the museum can be found antique machinery and framed copies of photographs, as well as several displays outlining the history of coffee in the region. Interestingly, the first coffee plantation in Matagalpa was established by German immigrants in 1852. Small souvenirs are for sale.

One block south of Parque Morazan on Avenida Jose Dolorese Estrada (Avenida del Comercio).

Matagalpa Activities, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography, Science, art, cultural centers

Travel Tips: The museum is closed daily from 12:30-2 pm.

Price Description: Entrance to the museum is free.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:8 am

Open Hours to:7 pm

Days Closed:Saturday, Sunday

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Matagalpa Activities that may be of interest: Casa Museo Comandante Carlos Fonseca ,

14 Apr 2009

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