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Museo de Arte Costarricense

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Address: Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 1009, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 22561281
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Description: This museum displays works by local artists.

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The Costa Rican arts museum is a classic academy of collections from different well and national re-known artists in the country. Their work reflects the cultural changes Costa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Costa Rican arts museum is a classic academy of collections from different well and national re-known artists in the country. Their work reflects the cultural changes Costa Rica has endured through the last 50 years of exposure to globalization. This museum is a must. The same is located at the 18th floor of the National Insurance Company located 500... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We did a hop on hop off tour. The guide had us get out of the bus and walked us into the museum. They have a beautiful mural in the room upstairs showing the history of Costa Rica. Absolutely stunning! So glad we got to see it.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Its free, a great quick overview of modern Costa Rican art. This building was the terminal of the original international airport. Don't miss the out door sculpture in the rear, and the walls of the former diplomats lounge upstairs.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The large brass relief setup on one wall traces the history of the nation from its origin through the explorers through the slavery period into the age of flight (the building was the old airport terminal). This serves as an introduction to the other rooms where art from the various periods is displayed. There is some intriguing art throughout that... More 

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Alajuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This museum is located in the entrance to La Sabana natural park in San Jose. They shows interesting works from Costar Rican artists with great talent. it is not so visited so in some way is nice because you can enjoy the time observing the art.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This free museum provides an interesting historical perspective of the changes in Costa Rican art. It is located in a beautiful building that used to be the airport terminal. Be sure to see the hand carved mural on the second floor.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Old airport building before the modern one was built. Interesting sculptures outside back and front. Building itself is lovely though can't get up the tower

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a small but wonderful art museum. It is in the original airport in San Jose. It is in Sabana Park where the run way was. It has a brass relief walled room that shows the history of Costa Rica including Christopher Columbus, William Walker, slaves for banana and coffee work up until airport time-don't miss it. Also the... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The bas-relief wall panels on the second floor, rescued from the old airport's executive lounge, are stunning. They appear to be wood or bronze but in reality are stucco/cement. The main floor features many nooks and crannies housing contemporary art installations and older paintings with explanations in both ingles y espanol. All are high quality. Had to laugh (or cry)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In my view some reviewers have allowed their enthusiasm to run away a little in describing the contents of this little museum, but it is well worth a visit for the building alone, and there are a few nice pieces. The old VIP lounge is remarkable. I was struck by the lack of pre-Colombian influence in all but a handful... More 

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