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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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Interesting and special museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Jerusalem, Israel
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New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bromont, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 helpful votes 33 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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31 helpful votes 31 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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