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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

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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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A great place to visit

You will not believe this place. Beautiful architecture and interior decorations. Make sure to enjoy the art work and even stay for an afternoon free concert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

You will not believe this place. Beautiful architecture and interior decorations. Make sure to enjoy the art work and even stay for an afternoon free concert.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This theater is beautiful and is an unexpected gem in San Jose. Walking around the theater with a theater guide is preferable. There is no additional fee for the guide.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The theater is a very beautiful one ,and one of the attractions you should not miss from last century San Jose, but it is also a place to taste cofees from all the Costa Rican regions and have lunch. And for desserts, try pecan tartine with ice cream!!

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You must not miss going inside this gorgeous place, it has been restored but keeps its original gas lights, seats, ambiance. We went to a show and it was magical to be there. The grounds outside are also beautiful and we took countless photos inside and out both. Its directly across the street from a large hotel that is a... More 

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Beijing, China
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Dont expect someting big, but this place has enough history behind that you just cant miss it. Good shots at day and night!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

In my opinion this theater - small and charming, at most - is worth 30 minutes or less of your time unless you are going to a performance. As noted in other reviews it was built in the European style of the time. It is, however, a pale copy of actual European theaters. Charming, yes. Impressive, no. Especially if you... More 

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King, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was beautiful both inside and out. Loved the statues that represented each genre. There was one for drama, tragedy, comedy, etc. It was an enormous building.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I did not know much about this place when I arrived, but the concierge at the hotel recommended that we take a cab ride from the hotel to see it. The building is gorgeous. If my 7 year old was not acting up, I would have taken the tour. There was just so much to see. It was not on... More 

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Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you are in San Jose, you must visit the Teatro Nacional and take the private tour. It is gorgeous inside and we learned so much about the history of Costa Rica and of San Jose. #1 attraction in San Jose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a must see. Stop here for a light lunch, they have a great little coffee cafe. It is a beautiful building.

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