Museo y Galería de Héroes y Mártires

Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos

Inside the alcaldía (mayor’s office), this museum honors Masayans who gave their lives during the revolution. There are walls of photos and interesting displays of bomb-building materials and weapons, as well as personal effects including musical instruments and a few Chorotegan funeral urns. An unexploded bomb that Somoza dropped on Managua in 1977 has the place of honor.

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1. Parroquia de La Asunción

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2. Iglesia de San Jerónimo


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5. Iglesia San Miguel de Masaya

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6. Malecón & Laguna de Masaya

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