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Museo de Arte Costarricense

Address: Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 1009, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 22561281
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum displays works by local artists.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum displays works by local artists.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

No admission charged here!!!! And the bonus, this is a WONDERFUL museum. The exhibits offer a representation of all stages and periods of Costa Rican art and artists. The building was originally the terminal building for Costa Rica's international airport that was where La Sabana Park is now. The building is gorgeous! One large conference room upstairs has breathtakingly decorated... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This museum is right on the edge of San Jose near the large greenspace and easily accessible. The sculptures in the back courtyard are wonderful! The rest of the collection changes regularly. We got in for free, so it was a nice excursion on our day to the park. But definitely not worth a special trip...

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Located in La Sabana Park at Paseo Colon and Calle 42, this small art museum contains permanent and temporary exhibits and a sculpture garden outside in the rear. Building was originally the terminal and control tower of the international airport in San Jose. The Gold Room on the top floor covers the entire walls of the airport’s original official VIP... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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46 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a small enough art museum housed in a beautiful building which was the city's former airport. It's possible to see everything in around an hour and there is free entry. There is some really interesting and unusual art by Costa Rican artists.The sculptures outside are really impressive, especially the large white marble arched structure. It's really amazing when... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This former airport had a rather small museum but be sure not to miss the fabulous mural that goes around the entire room upstairs. It starts with native peoples and progresses through the arrival of Europeans, the development of education and technology, up to the era of the airplane. It was terrific!

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Costa Rica
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Walk around the Sabana Park in San jose, looking at eutiful trees, plants and flowers and around the lake. When you finish. go to the Museo de arte costarricense where works of the best Costa Rican painters and scultors are exhibited. Do not forget to take your children with you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

had an afternoon free and wanted to see a museum. this was close by. parking was good, free, does not take much time to go thru. very interesting artifacts and perhaps the best is the wall art upstairs carved into the wood depicting scenes from Costa Rica's past and present. kids wont enjoy it, and it isn't something to really... More 

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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Spending a few days in San Jose I have been a little disappointed at what the city has to offer - until now. In my book this is a must do. The old International Airport traffic control building had been tastefully transformed into a world class gallery where you can see some truly remarkable works by Costa Rican artists. The... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visitied this museum for an hour or so the morning before leaving San José. We walked a bit around the Sabana Park and then we entered this museum. They had great exhibitions and the building is really well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A good example of Costa Rican artists and if you are lucky, you will find a temporary exhibition of a contemporary painter or sculptor.

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