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Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

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Address: Av SO 3a, Leon, Nicaragua
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Impressive collection

This is a truly impressive collection- think Jackson, warhol and Picasso. So wasn't expecting it to be so large or varied. The space is also great - colonial house. I think I was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carla L
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a truly impressive collection- think Jackson, warhol and Picasso. So wasn't expecting it to be so large or varied. The space is also great - colonial house. I think I was the only paying visitor at times, and the curators would anticipate where I would wander to next and turn the lights on. Great way to while away... More 

Thank Carla L
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tranquil surroundings along colonnaded courtyards give a glimpse of 16th and 17th century painting, 20th and 21st century paintings and sculptures by Central-American artists, with emphasis of Nicaraguan names or names-to-be.

Thank hulstra
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This gallery is a tribute to Ortiz-Gurdian and following a guide is essential if his contribution to the history of Nicaragua is to be appreciated. His life story and the role his writings have played in the history, politics and international recognition of Nicaragua are very interesting. But there are no translations on the displays so a guide is a... More 

Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

there are two parts to this museum: one with region, modern art, and the other with very old religious art. i enjoyed both. there are some interesting dali prints as well.

Thank BuffaloTex
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting collection of contemporanian Latin American art and religious art of the 16th century. The museum is housed in two very colonial style buildings with patios. Very good option to get out of the burning sun for while and enjoy some fine arts

Thank yewuninc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Even if you don't like art, go to see the beautiful colonial buildings the museum is housed in. The art collection is amazing, ranging from Nicaraguan artists to Andy Warhol. There is old Christian art and modern art. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank LisaAnn61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a nice museum in an open court. There are really some great paintings and drawings. Go there if you are interested in visual art.

Thank Puzzpouding
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We enterred the museum of modern art and enjoyed the works and the beautiful setting. We could not continue across the street as there was a power failure. Too bad we wanted to see it.

Thank Syl D
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting items from Central and South American artists and well displayed, definitely worth the 3.50 USD entrance. Ceiling fans keep the place relatively cool. I especially enjoyed the Goya/Dali exhibition and the video installation in connection with it (only in Spanish).

Thank Jennie E
San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

First class viewing of modern art in traditional colonial architecture buildings, exceptionally friendly staff and beautiful gardens

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