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National Theater

Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
506-221-1329
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Tibas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is one of the most beautiful and emblematic buildings ciuddad San José, a jewel of architecture of the last century

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

National Theatre of Costa Rica. This is a real remembrance from the ancient coffee harvest business in Costa Rica, this building was built by the coffee producers with their profits to enjoy opera shows and others plays in the Country. take your time to enjoy the magnificent wall paints about this history and for the luxury that was the best... More

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Excellent visit! Take your children also with you so they can learn to admire beauty and enjoy a wonderful lunch afterwards.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

At least take a tour of the buidling (English and Spanish) if you don't have time to take in a theatre or music presentation. Well worth and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is a gorgeous stunning elegant theater with beautiful frescos, done at the turn of the 19th Century. It is a must see when you visit San Jose.

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Grifo Alto, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

really nice place to attend lots of history location is also a visitors paradise lots to see lots and lots of restaurants near by and some great stores

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed it a lot, highly recommend this visit. After to see the rooms, the wonderful painted ceiling done by Italian artist in the 1800"s and learn the history of this beautiful building guided by tours in English and Spanish you were very safisfied.

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Wimborne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Not much point if you can not explore the so-called delightful interior. I addition we were not allowed to take a photo of the lovely reception area.

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RICE LAKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The beauty and history of the National Theater are amazing. It was too bad that we were not able to attend a performance there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Everything is wonderfull The entrance fee is only $7 and there are guided tours in English and Spanish

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