Batahola Norte Cultural Centre
This cultural centre, founded by the clergy, highlights the country's history, culture and traditional society
In the Batahola Norte Cultural Centre, you can take in the culture of origins, an expression of the Nicaraguan people's heritage that is aimed at the public. Founded in 1983, this space, which houses muralists, musicians and dancers, was originally the work of two clergyman, who wanted to build a place where people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds could come together. The facility is accessed by a tree-covered entranceway, which displays messages of Indigenous American descent; the same entrance leads to a space with colourful mural-covered walls, which represent elements of Nicaragua's history, culture, society and nature. The chief mural, painted in 1987, is entitled 'Nuevo Amanecer' ('New Dawn'), and represents the ideals of the new society that was created by the revolution. Female angels and references to key figures in Latin America's history can also be seen. A library with more than 7,000 volumes is housed inside.