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  • Address: Iglesia Santa Ana 4 calles al Oeste y 1 calle al Norte, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
  • Admission: US $4

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Ancient Footprints of Acahualinca (Huellas de Acahualinca)

Walking in the footsteps of those who went before you can help inform you about a place—and there's no better place to have this literal experience than at Managua's Ancient Footprints of Acahualinca Museum (Huellas de Acahualinca). A series of footprints around the lake were embedded in the mud more than 2,000 years ago and remain visible today thanks to preservation put in place by a volcanic eruption.

The fossilized footprints of Huellas de Acahualinca were discovered in the late 1800s, and a museum was built on the site in the 1950s to protect it. Scientists have differed over the years about exactly how old the footprints are, with findings ranging from 2,000 to 6,000 years old, but in any case they’re a powerful reminder of the human history in the area.

Practical Info

The museum is open daily with a small admission fee. Note that the museum is not in the city center and requires a short taxi ride to get there.

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