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Biesanz Woodworks

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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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Great place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We visited this wonderful factory/museum and enjoyed a personal and informative tour led by Minor Henry. He first showed us the magnificent gardens and told us about the flora and the fauna. Next, we were led inside the factory and the whole process was explained. After hearing how long it takes to make a piece, actually, a work of art,... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

No way. Owner is a person who puts un-allowed signes in public posts as if they belonged to him! This is abusive behaviour. Public posts are public, not personal property. They belong to everybody.

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