Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua
Avenue Wolvendael/Wolvendaellaan was built by brothers Jean and Pierre Carsoel in 1911, cutting through the old Klipveld neighbourhood. Various attractive houses in a range of fashionable styles sprang up along the thoroughfare. The three-sided residence now occupied by the Nicaraguan Embassy looks rather like a large country cottage.
The embassy is hosting a photographic exhibition illustrating the tradition of El Güegüense (inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity), as well as other aspects of the country (Nicaraguan tourism, history, economy and society). There will also be a screening of Lubaraum, a short ethnographic film with elements of a road movie, about the ancestral Garifuna culture (also an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Filmed on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and Honduras, the film features endearing characters revealing the world view of the Garifuna nation: a journey taking us on a voyage of discovery of their roots, an encounter with their ancestors, a story of a family in resistance, united by the same sea.
Guided tours (duration: 30 to 40 minutes). Up to 20 people per tour.
Saturday: 9:20, 10:20, 13:30, 14:20, 16:20.
Film screenings (subtitled in French): Sat. at 11:00 and 15:00 (duration: 65 minutes). Up to 20 people per screening.
Sat. only, 9:00 to 18:00
Avenue Wolvendael/Wolvendaellaan 55, Uccle/Ukkel
Advance booking not required