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Museo de Arte Costarricense

Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 1009, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 40 attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum displays works by local artists.
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Juiz de Fora, MG
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am not a huge art fan but I really liked this museum. Do not miss the upstairs as there is a room that the walls are all carved which is really interesting to see. You can make a day out of it and visit the park as well.

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Sarchi, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The diverse talents of Costa Rican artists, both past and present are on display. The gallery is relatively small, but well-maintained and is housed in the capitol's beautiful, original airport terminal circa 1930 at the northwestern edge of Sabana Park. Don't miss the upstairs carved wood historical diorama and the sculpture garden courtyard.

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Miami, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

free and close to Aparhotel La Sabana (where we were staying); I particularly liked the outdoor sculpture garden of pieces that ranged from whimsical to powerful to thoughtful. Would have liked to see some photos of La Sabana as the original San Jose airport.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Mandatory stop if you wanna know about Costa Rican art. It's located in the flight control center of the old San Jose airport. The building it self it's a must see, but you will be amazed by the art inside of it, that's it's true value.

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Who knew a former airport terminal would become such a charming setting for a museum. Located at the East end of La Sabana park, obliquely opposite a 60's style diner called Soda Tapia. After visiting other locations in CR, it is refreshing to see a property so well tended. the outdoor garden is littered with art pieces, and the inside... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Small museum located in the ex airport of the ciry. FREE! Well organized, informative with a great finally ( the fantastic what used to be the vip lounge of the airport ). Impressive architecture, from the 40s. With a bonus sculpture garden.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stopped by this little museum after visiting Sabana Park. Great price (free!), and the exhibits were lovely. We liked the sculpture garden especially. Definitely worth a visit!

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Golden, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small museum set in a beautiful park. Exhibits are all distinctive, easy to look at and sculpture in particular delightful. Free, closed Monday. Get the free guide book.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Originally an airport terminal, museum is situated near to Parque La Sabana. Free admission. Sculpture garden is interesting. Visit the golden room upstairs.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Free and my favourite gallery in Costa Rica- I think I visited them all! A wonderful sculpture garden in the old airport building which in itself is worth a visit.

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