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Handicrafts and paintings at San Fernando Island

Department: Rio San Juan

Municipality: (view on map)

Type: Artisans

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  • LILMAMA wrote on Oct 25, 2011:

    i love this beacuse it is fun to look at the pictures and nicargua themes attractions

  • frania wrote on Jan 29, 2009:

    hola ami me parece que la isla san fernando es muy linda y me gustaria conocerla mejor ojala que nos manden muchas fotos de la isla y de sus habitantes y me gustariatener contacto con uno de ustedes yo soy de españa. bueno chao chao. respondanme.

  • Fuensanta "amiga de Solentiname&quo wrote on Sep 2, 2008:

    Recién anduve por este archipiélago..qué decir! es un maravilla, sus pobladores aún más maravillosos; estas "islas de artistas" son una Nicaragüita dentro de la Nicaragua. Allí recibí hospitalidad, belleza paisajista, opciones de disfrute no sólo limitadas a la pesca deportiva..reservas naturales: los guatuzos, Indio-Maiz, próximas que hacen del archipíelado una delicia donde hayar tranquilidad, espiritualidad, conversas ricas, noches mágicas...Conserva la esencia por la que es lo que es, una Comunidad increíble que no dejará indifirente a quien pase por estos lares. No piensen encontrarse con discotecas, bares y otras opciones consumistas..allí el único consumo es el del recurso natural, que no es poco, del que te quedas saciado y con ganas de repetir. Volveré!

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Description

The San Fernando Island (the third largest island of the Solentiname Archipelago) is home to a community of primitive painters and artisans. Visitors can visit the artists’ homes and observe these creative processes. At the same time, these visits can be used to buy art directly from the artists.

In front of the principal dock lies the village of San Fernando. The artists live throughout the village, and they exhibit and sell their pieces at the same place where they live. Other houses are inhabited by the painters of the village, and these people can also be found with an exhibition of their pieces in their house (which can also be bought here). With some luck, the artists are working on a painting or handicraft, and visitors can watch them working.

The Cultural Center of San Fernando is also located close to the dock. This is a communal site where pieces and paintings from many different artists are exhibited. The small, simple building has a room with primitive paintings from San Fernando Island and from La Venada Island, where other well-known, local painters live. There is also a room with artisans from San Fernando and from Mancarrón Island.

The artists can be visited to buy art or to observe the work at their own houses throughout the day, all week long. The Cultural Center is open daily from 8 AM until noon, and from 2 PM until 5 PM.