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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Address: Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-22579370
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Ranked #20 of 41 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Museum of contemporary art and design was very interesting and special one. Located in what used to be San Jose's airport terminal, it is situated on the edge of one of the city's nicest parks. It has all kind of exhibits, including a beautiful sculpture garden. Admittance was free when we visited (not sure about other times). Enjoyed it... More 

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Bromont, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Give you an idea of the mood in the CR artist community. The rejet of the actual consumation sociaty...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

THis is good museum but if you dont go you dont miss anything. The exhibitions are small and sometimes it does not have enough information.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great gallery, with an interesting selection of works. If you pick the right day of the week, it's free too!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This small museum is absolutely beautiful. They have small exhibits which are a good introduction to art for small children. There are also some lovely works by Jimenez Deredia in the back. But what is most outstanding is the building itself, which recently had a makeover and a new coat of paint. Plus, it´s free to enter...win-win situation!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum is not large but it is an interesting eclectic collection. Entrance fee for visitors was inexpensive at $3.00 USD. My husband loved the curved shopping cart exhibit taking multiple pictures with our heads poking over the top. I found I did connect with several of the exhibits which I found highly creative and entertaining. Especially the video of... More 

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While not large, the museum hosted a variety of art styles and exhibits from local artists. I have to admit that I really connected with most of the displays and appreciated the humor, history and sentiments the artists were presenting.

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Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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