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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Address: Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2010-1111
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$48*
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour
92%
Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Elko, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The national theatre is a dazzling collection of murals on the ceilings, wood carving, stone carving, sculpture, gold leaf, faux painting, and inlaid stone designs on the floor. It's really impressive every direction you look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

well priced performances. Beautiful building both inside and out. well worth checking out if you are in town. souvenir shop also has some cool things

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Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Don´t miss visiting the National Theatre, great architecture, history and functions, the paintings are amazing, the tour is very instructive and we learned a lot about the country.

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Ciudad Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The theater is a must see in San Jose. Great, intimate venue for a symphony in a historic ornate setting.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Teatro Nacional is a beautifully painted and decorated small theater in the center of San Jose ,Costa Rica.It was built due to the lack of a place to have musical,ballet ,theater and all kind of art perfomances for CostaRican during the19th century.It has fullfilled our needs for art representation,famous ballet dancers,orchestras,singers,etc have performed there.The theater itself is a jewel because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The National theater is a must visit place in San Jose, since the city itself is far from interesting... As you visit, try to include a lunch or a coffee stop at the snack cafe in the lobby, they have excellent chocolate desserts!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The National Theater is a very nice mini copy of Paris' opera. It is well maintained and a proud landmark for Costarricans. If you are looking for things to see downtown San Jose this should be a must in your list. However downtown San Jose is not a must see if you are in Costa Rica just for a few... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went to visit the Teatro Nacional whilst killing time in San Jose one day, and had a lovely time. Entrance for foreigners is $7, and having paid this we were anticipating just showing ourselves around. However we overheard some ladies talking about a tour they were doing, and upon asking them about this, it transpired that they had rung/e-mailed the... More 

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Salinas, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What can I say ... This is a must see in San Jose, Costa Rica. A local orchestra group was practicing during our visit and the acoustics were just outstanding. We shared a salmon sandwich, apple pie and coffee. They all were fantastic. I am so glad we went to this place. Be sure to spend a couple of hours.

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Brighton,UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Managed to find this Theatre on a very rainy wet Monday afternoon in Nov, it looked very Italian and smell of coffee from the café enticed us in, historical building in the city very ornate with the three statues now inside the building as the acid rain was eroding them, with replicas on the roof.

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