Dr Roberto Incer Barquero Library
As the main financial institute of the country, the Central Bank of Nicaragua is the only bank in Nicaragua that holds the sole right to currency issuing. The currency in Nicaragua is cordoba, and the bank has wielded ultimate control since its establishment in 1961. Playing a vital role in the economy and financial structures of the country, the Central Bank of Nicaragua is as much an attraction and part of history as it is a financial establishment. Located in the building adjacent to the Central Bank of Nicaragua is a noteworthy site by the name of the Dr. Roberto Incer Barquero Library.
The Dr Roberto Incer Barquero Library was established to promote the culture of the country, and does so by offering visitors an array of fascinating and diverse exhibitions. It has become one of the most popular attractions in Managua, and lures locals by providing invaluable communication facilities. At the library visitors are allowed to make use of the free internet service and its magnificent collection of newspapers and magazines, which not only documents the history of Nicaragua, but is an important research tool for many students and historians. Within the Dr Roberto Incer Barquero Library lies a wealth of information waiting to be explored in the pages of its approximately 67 thousand books.
Visitors will also be able to find information in regard to the Central Bank of Nicaragua here, detailing its contributions to the economy of the country. Other exhibits display items and artifacts such as medals and large collections of bills and coins, detailing the monetary heritage of Nicaragua. To promote the artistic culture of the country, the Dr Roberto Incer Barquero Library has an art gallery within the building where visitors are able to marvel over well known art pieces created by local artists, as well as the work of young upcoming talents. The library strives to inspire and develop the artists within the country and promote their work to an international audience. The Dr Roberto Incer Barquero Library perfectly combines art with history, and is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 08:30 am to 6 pm, and from 09:00 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.