• Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz-Gurdián (León, Nicaragua): This extensive gallery has easily the best art collection in Nicaragua. Two beautifully restored town houses hold a dazzling selection of paintings and sculptures ranging from 16th-century Cuzco School portraits to modern Nicaraguan installations. You'll also find some out-of-place surprises such as works by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Miro.
  • Museo Nacional (Managua, Nicaragua): Located in the deserted and dilapidated city center, the Museo Nacional is a hidden gem with high colonial features, a giant courtyard, and an inner gallery. Besides the usual pre-Colombian collections of flint and ceramic urns, there are some very enlightening display boards with a wealth of information about Nicaraguan food, drink, folklore, and music.
  • Antiguo Convento San Francisco (Granada, Nicaragua): Though the Antiguo Convento San Francisco has a remarkable collection of pre-Columbian statues, it's not the only attraction in this beautiful city. One great way to see all the sites, including the Antiguo Convento, is to take a horse-and-carriage ride through Granada's charming cobbled streets.

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