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Address: Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2010-1111
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Description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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I am always struck by the magnificence of this venue---the statuary, the native wood inlaid floor and ceiling art. The tour guide makes the difference (had both good and bad) but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The exterior is beautiful as is the interior. We arrived in between tour times so paid just to see the inside. Although beautiful, it was not worth the price of admission. I would only recommend if you can get on a tour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am always struck by the magnificence of this venue---the statuary, the native wood inlaid floor and ceiling art. The tour guide makes the difference (had both good and bad) but a non guided visit is no less interesting if less educational. Café in lobby makes for a nice resting spot

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

best sight in san jose, try if possible to take in one of the lunchtime concerts. Even if you cant get the guided tour its not that expensive. best building in costa rica.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful place. The ornate decor takes you back in time. It is a spacious building, rich in history. It makes you long to sit and see a live performance and feel like royalty.

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't miss the excellent cafe inside Teatro Nacional. Not only is it a beautiful building, but the cafe offers lots of coffee choices as well as an assortment of delicious sweet treats

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Beechworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Best place to visit.We did an english tour then came back in the evening for a recital.Make sure you visit as it is the most beautiful building.We were lucky to also seea practice session of an opera about to begin.Look out for what is on,it can be very cheap

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Kennewick, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

While we weren't able to see a performance, we went to an event at the building. I appreciated the various vendors that were set up there. I just read an earlier review about this being in a bad place; however, we never felt unsafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Perhaps the most precious building in Costa Rica. Beautiful, delicate, old, historic, outstanding, elegant and priceless.

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful history unfolds from the first moment you walk in! What a priceless gem in the history of Costa Rica. The majestical and ornate decor and the rich oral history are amazing. The tour is well worth every minute! A must do for anyone between the ages of 10-100 visiting the country. (Beware of the tourist hawkers in the courtyard... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is Costa Rica's Nacional icon so as they say. It is seated right next to the Plaza de La Cultura - the central park of the city as well. There's a lot of people in this location all the time but please take good care of your belongings whenever you're here. The theatre itself is amazing, I personally love... More 

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Address: Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2010-1111
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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