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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
506-22579370
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Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in San Jose
Type: Art Museums
Description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this site on a tour, and we were rushed through it. Despite that, the Gold Room was worth the trip. There is an entire room with relief carvings lining the walls that depict the history of Costa Rica. Our tour guide narrated as he walked from panel to panel, giving us a summary of the last four hundred... More

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Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

like I mentioned on my review in Spanish the visit to this museum should be combined with the regular tour of Green Path that also includes a visit to alocal jewelry workshop and finish at a local restaurant with something that can be considered as a gastronomic experience. Check on www.senderosverdes.com for more information

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This museum is very interesting and worth the effort. The building and grounds are very pretty and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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

Hour of our lives we'll never get back. We should have walked past it. Check first to see what is happening before heading over. If it doesn't sound really interesting, go to the National Museum instead.

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Thompsonville, Michigan
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We were disappointed in the exhibits which were few. I would have wanted to know what the artist had in mind when creating the piece. English interpretive signs were not present. Seniors get in free.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A short walk from Hotel Rincon de San Jose brought me here. I loved the campus, grounds, and the exhibits. The campus is an old distillery with lots of places to explore. The campus also other art venues (dance, music, etc) If you have time, trying to figure out what else to do in San Jose – check this place... More

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la
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Small museum with few pieces laid out well. No English signs present. It is housed in a part of the city's cultural arts center.There you will find a dance school and performance center and a theatre.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Interesting exhibits, modern as the name says. I'd liken it to going to a couple of galleries displaying the works of two or three designers. If those artists don't inspire or "speak" to you, then you might write off the entire visit. We enjoyed viewing the works here, and found the museum to be modest but earnest in its efforts... More

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Foster City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

exhibits were a bit...interesting. not certain if its worth doing but if you have a bunch of free time, its not too expensive.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This museum offers different exhibitions of modern day Costa Rican artists. When I was there the exhibition was on Society and Media. Nicely done! Check ahead for exhibition as they change throughout the year.

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