Museo de la Marimba


On the Jardín de la Marimba, this small museum showcases 120 years of this ubiquitous instrument, with both antique and modern models on display and a photo exhibition of the most revered marimba performers.

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1. Jardín de la Marimba

0.03 MILES

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2. Plaza Cívica

0.56 MILES

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3. Catedral de San Marcos

0.57 MILES

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4. Museo del Café

0.64 MILES

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5. Jardín Botánico Dr Faustino Miranda

1.09 MILES

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7. Centro de Convivencia Infantil

1.46 MILES

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8. Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro

2.86 MILES

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