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Museum and natal house of sister María Romero

Department: Granada

Municipality: Granada (view on map)

Type: Museums

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Sunday:

8 AM - 12 AM

2 PM - 5 PM



  • Keana Pickett wrote on Dec 5, 2011:

    I've never been there, but Nicaragua sounds very interesting! So i might plan a trip to visit one day.

  • thelma wrote on Jun 14, 2011:

    estoy feliz fe de ser devota de una gran mujer que ayudo y curo a los necesitados VIVA SOR MARIA ROMERO gracias por estar conmigo siempre.

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The natal house of the religious Nicaraguan sister María Romero (Granada 1902 - León 1977) has been converted into a museum and sanctuary that can be visited free of charge. María Romero was a respected and venerated person, who was blessed in 2002 by pope Jean Paul II for her humanitarian work and the miracles that have been attributed to her by different families and persons.

This colonial style house was renovated by the Hermanas Salecianas de María Auxiliadora (María Romero belonged to this same group), who also currently administer the museum. It has different areas. Inside, the room where Romero was born has been equipped with a small chapel were a mass is held twice a week. In an adjacent room visitors can find family pictures, phrases, and other objects of this famous Nicaraguan sister. There is also a small shop with objects about the sister's life (biografies, miracles, etc.), as well as souvenirs and amulets. There is also a hallway where personal belongings of sister María Romero are on display. Videos are also for sale.

In front of the hallway of the patio there is an area where blessed water is stored that is similar to the water used by sister María Romero in Costa Rica (in this country she completed most of her religious services). This water can also be bought.

Getting There

The house's address is: Iglesia Xalteva, 1 block East, 1 block South. On the Estrada Street.