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Address: Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-22579370
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Description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC...
Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
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Very nice museum. Well worth the visit.

Location within walking distance of the traditional city market. The museum had some very unusual exhibits well worth seeing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There were three artist featured at the museum. The exhibits were not impressive and the staff did little to help you with interpretation. The location was difficult to find and the higher entrance fee for foreigners was insulting. Do not waste your time or money!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There were three exhibits when I visited. The one about Agatha Ruiz de la Parada, a fashion designer, was interesting, since I had never heard of her, but the exhibit seemed more an approach to a loosely fabricated advertising campaign rather than art or design work. The other two seemed to follow an art theme, but the art seemed of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We enjoyed looking at the Art and would love to buy a painting by local artist also some beautiful Sculpture adly our luggage allowance did not allow. Next year we will be purchasing local Art as we did lots of family gifts this visit, the woodwork is out of this world, beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Location within walking distance of the traditional city market. The museum had some very unusual exhibits well worth seeing.

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you like contemporary art, it may be worth the $3 entrance fee. We breezed through it very quickly. When we were there, the exhibits were not really suitable for children.

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Brasil de Santa Ana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you travel to SJO a great day is to start it at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and then do a long walk in Sabana Park or walk downtown to the center to the pedestrian mall. Beautiful artwork and sculptures on display with description and artist information. The Museum was free the day we visited.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Some interesting exhibits but not the quality I expected. It's only 3 dollars and that's about what it's worth.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Address: Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-22579370
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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