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Indigenous Sutiava Museum

Department: León

Municipality: León (view on map)

Type: Museums

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8.30 AM - 4.00 PM

Sunday: closed



  • Carlos Rodríguez wrote on Sep 25, 2008:

    Excelente lugar si deseas conocer tus raíces. Como con la Colonia se comenzó a perder la identidad de armonía que teníamos entonces.

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The Indigenous Sutiava Museum preserves archeological findings and other objects that are related to the indigenous Sutiava tribe. The Sutiabas were the first people to settle in the area of León, long before the Spanish conquerors moved to this site. The old Sutiaba neighborhood still preserves a strong indigenous character, and this museum is one of the places to learn more about this indigenous tribe.

This museum exhibits a variety of tools that were used by the tribe to prepare food and store materials, as well as urns and other objects. There are also paintings and images that explain more about the different tribes that existed in Nicaragua.

The Indigenous Sutiaba Museum is a small but interesting museum, where visitors can learn more about the most important indigenous tribe of León. The building is located close to the Sutiaba church, and it can be recognized by the paintings on the wall. The entrance fee is $2 or C$45. For C$20 you are allowed to take 3 pictures.

Getting There

The museum is located on the Northeast side of the Sutiava church.