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Ethnographic Museum Nacudiri

Department: Masaya

Municipality: Nindirí (view on map)

Type: Museums

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM



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In the Ethnographic Museum Nacudiri there are different elements shown that are part of the culture of Nindirí. It was created by a private work of the painter and art master Jesus Castro, who began in 2011. There are paintings made by him self, together with ancient or contemporary pieces that have been collected during his lifetime, or donated by residents of the city.

The Museum’s admission has a cost of C$20 cordobas. It opens Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Behind the museum there is a patio overlooking the Lagoon of Masaya and the natural park “Piedra Quemada”. The artist accompanies visitors during the site visit, which is also his home. It is divided into sections and each section has its history, also each one has at least one painting made by Jesus Castro.

Among the sections into which the museum is divided there is one dedicated to the culture in which cultural elements characteristic of Nindirí are displayed. The stories and legends section is intended for the superstitions that have haunted the city for generations. The festivities section refers to the different celebrations that take place in the municipality. There is a section on the personalities of the people in town, among them are mayors, religious, labor, indigenous and others. The section of the revolution shows how Nindirí lived that historic stage, and the agricultural section shows the different devices that are or were used for this field.

Inside the museum there is also Jesus’ art workshop, which offers paintings from US$50 to US$500, also there are painting classes with a value of C$400 per month (only in Spanish) on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Classes include the first materials.

Getting There

If traveling by private car from Managua, you must take the road from Managua to Masaya. Before reaching the main entrance of Ninidirí on your right you will see a blue sign with the name of the Museum. It is on the edge of the road, meaning that you have to get down to the sidewalk to park the vehicle. If traveling from the south you must pass the entrance of Nindirí until a vehicular return to the museum.

If traveling by public transportation from Managua, you must board a bus to go to Granada, Masaya or Rivas and get down at Nindirí, then you have to walk in a northerly direction up to the museum. If traveling from the South you should take the same bus in the direction of Managua and ask to stop at Nindirí, then walk in the direction of the museum.

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