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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 #20 of 40 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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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