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Address: 33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506) 2289-4337
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Description: Come see our world famous woodwork made; tour our beautiful botanical...
Come see our world famous woodwork made; tour our beautiful botanical garden and pond; buy a memorable souvenir in our art gallery.
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Woodturning Wonder!

We visited Biesanz's workshops a few years ago and our only regret is to not have written this review sooner. If you are in San Jose and have an interest in art or woodworking, do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
KanataKids
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Biesanz's workshops a few years ago and our only regret is to not have written this review sooner. If you are in San Jose and have an interest in art or woodworking, do make the time for a visit. His work is of extraordinary quality and this is one of the most precious souvenirs you can bring home... More 

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Scandia, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you appreciate high end wood craft, this place is worth seeking out. We were fortunate to meet Barry and found him to be an affable and gracious host. Even if Barry is out you will be welcomed by a friendly staff person who will give an informative tour of the workshop and the small nature preserve out back. And... More 

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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We really love getting such great feedback! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The tour is free and you get to see how this marvelous artist and the artesans that work with him do a great job with wood. I liked the service, the information and the place. I think this is a place you should see when you come to Costa Rica. Also, if you want to buy a piece, there are... More 

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Many have great skills but few have the skill and sensitivity of Barry Biesanz. His work not only shows his high level of skill but also his unique ability to use the character of the piece of wood itself. His gallery is filled with delicate and shapely bowls, beautiful boxes and, interesting pieces of furniture. Anyone who appreciates craftsmanship and... More 

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Thank you very much! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The finest woods made by nature and hardness by human creativity and passion! To me represents a gift of Costa Rica to humankind 🌞🌞🌞

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Portland, Oregon
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Emailed them to make sure they were open and see what kind of bowls they had in stock. Got a quick reply with many photos. I spent over an hour at the shop. So many beautiful pieces. I bought a few boxes and other items. Prices are very reasonable given the quality. You can get nice pieces for under $100... More 

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Thank you so much for writing a review! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

How often do you get the opportunity for a personal, thorough tour of a world-class woodworks and botanical garden? For those who love fine wood art, it is an invaluable FREE experience to visit Barry Biesanz's gallery and workshop. We especially appreciated the time Minor took to explain the long process that leads to the finished piece. My only regret... More 

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Grayling, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Amazing artwork. Superb craftsmanship. Barry has extensive knowledge of plants, trees,and the environment. I found him to a fascinating person with a passion for his art. Minor, shop administrator was very helpful and spent a lot of time giving a tour of plant life.

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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

Thanks Richard, I enjoyed meeting you guys, and your review is most kind! Don't forget we have a webpage and ship! Barry More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We wandered into Biesanz after reading great things on TripAdvisor and other forums. The place looked pretty quiet when we arrived, but Minor greeted us warmly and gave us a great tour of the botanical gardens (in English - very helpful for people whose Spanish is quite weak!). He was very knowledgable and nice, and gave us a tour of... More 

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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad you liked it. More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visited in July 2013 with a Costa Rican friend; it was my second visit, their first. We toured the garden and workshop first, taking the time to study the flora and fauna in the garden. My friend, a botany major, was quite impressed with the diversity of plant material there, showing me many interesting things I would not have observed... More 

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