Though small, Mi Museo contains more than 5,000 ceramic artifacts from pre-Columbian Nicaragua dating back to 2000 BC. The impressive collection is housed in an equally exquisite adobe house built in the 1860s and centrally located in Granda’s historic center.
Take a self-guided tour of the museum to get a sense of Nicaragua’s rich indigenous heritage and history from its earliest societies to the present day. Signs in English and Spanish tell you exactly what you’re looking at, from ceramics to medicinal plants to textiles. Museum staff are available to answer questions about the artifacts or even give you a complementary tour (tips are appreciated).
Things to Know Before You Go
Mi Museo is perfect for history and archaeology enthusiasts.
The museum has a mixture of English and Spanish signs.
You can tour the museum in under an hour.
A small gift shop sells works by local artisans.
How to Get There
Mi Museo is on Calle Atravesada, just a few blocks from Granada’s central plaza. Make the most of your visit by combining it with other nearby attractions, such as the neighboring Chocolate Museum (Chocomuseo), the San Francisco Convent (Museo del Convento de San Francisco), the Granada Cathedral, or La Merced. To get there, walk from anywhere in the city or grab a taxi.
When to Get There
Mi Museo is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. The museum is generally not very crowded, so visit whenever you have a free hour in your day.
Sadly, much Nicaraguan archaeology is not well preserved. Mi Museo offers a rare opportunity to learn about pre-Columbian history, making it a popular option for visitors who are curious about Nicaragua’s precolonial past.
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