Top Choice Museum in Estelí

Galería de Héroes y Mártires

Be sure to stop by this moving gallery devoted to fallen revolutionaries, with displays of faded photos, clothes and weaponry. Check out the exhibit (with English signage) on Leonel Rugama, the warrior-poet whose la…
Public Art in Estelí


You'll still see some murals around the streets of Estelí, and although many of the original revolutionary pieces have been lost to development, there are also new works that keep the tradition alive. Many of the mo…
Church in Estelí


The 1823 cathedral has a wonderful facade and is worth a wander. A number of interesting murals can be seen in the surrounding blocks, although most of the original revolutionary works have long disappeared.
Museum in Estelí

Museo de Historia y Arqueología

In a large, concrete, faux-indigenous pyramid on the north side of town, Estelí's museum has a small but interesting collection of pottery and petroglyphs from local pre-Hispanic cultures, as well as fossils of exti…
Notable Building in Estelí

Casa de Cultura Leonel Rugama

In the bullet-hole-marked former home of a high-ranking Somoza official, the Casa de Cultura offers a range of art, dance and music classes to locals (even as the building seemingly falls apart around them).
Landmark in Estelí

City Hall

A local reference point, the city hall sits across the park from the cathedral.