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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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This was one of my highlights in San José! The history and beauty of this theater is truly unbelieveable. My partners great grandfather has a sculpture on display here so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was one of my highlights in San José! The history and beauty of this theater is truly unbelieveable. My partners great grandfather has a sculpture on display here so that's another reason I love this place. Look for the mother and child on the right side of the lobby!! At one point you must viist the café! The experience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

National Theater of Costa Rica. This place is a famous landmark in San Jose and it seems EVERYBODY has to check it out. Go check it out because it's there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I attended musical at the teatro. A local student played the cello and it was beautiful. Not only was the music beautiful, the theater was, too. It had an ancient elegance that was cozy and quaint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been to San Jose Costa Rica approximately 10 times. I never took the time to take a tour of the theater. This was a big mistake. I paid $55 for a guidedCity tour that included the theater. A wonderful place full of history as well as beautiful art and architecture. Many of our American presidents have visited this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This theater is a must when you visit San Jose. It is a definite landmark with a very interesting history. The interior is exquisite and the grounds outside are beautiful. Food in their cafe is all excellent. (Coffee and dessert at a minimum) I was impressed that the theater is open to everyone and they have inexpensive concerts, etc. at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is one of our favorite sites in downtown San Jose. We have neem there many times for concerts, ballet, and other activities. It is beautiful. If you want parking close by at night you need to get there early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

All Costa Ricans should be so proud of this beautiful place! The interior is so opulent and I would loved to have had the time to attend a performance! So worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The National Orchestra of Costa Rica is great. Don't forget to have the soup and dessert at the beautiful cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Music was good, ticket price was fine. Best of all, was architecture and history of building. I am sure evening events are better. San Jose offers low cost lunch time events to further cultural opportunities to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Amazing theatre, don't miss a guided tour, or better visit a concert to get an idea of the atmosphere

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Address: 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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