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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum
Avenida 1, Calle Central y 2, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
+506 2441 4775
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Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Alajuela
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Owner description: Juan Santamaria Cultural Historical Museum is the national institution to acquire, preserve, preserve, research and disseminate cultural heritage, related to the National Campaign and the province of Alajuela. It is located in the Old Headquarer and Old Alajuela's City Jail. The Museum have historial and art exhibitions, cafe, bookstore, library and an auditorium where cultural activities take place.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
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“Free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Free admission. Not a whole lot to see but it is free and located by Central park and Cathedral Alajuela Centro

Visited November 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Nice small museum in the heart of Alajuela.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Housed in the former jail, the permanent exhibit is a short overview of the history of Costa Rica. They also have a changing exhibit of Costa Rican art. They have some interesting antiques and all in all, this recent renovation has been really well done.
I don’t think that I would make a special trip to see it, but it is in the old heart of Alajuela, proper and the Cathedral and Juan Santamaria Park are just walking distance from here.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is a wonderful free museum across from the Parque Central in Alajuela. There is a permanent exhibit that provides a great overview of the history of Costa Rica. The traveling exhibits change regularly and are representative of the culture of Costa Rica. A "must see" if you have some time in downtown Alajuela.

Visited May 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

It is a very interesting building, well kept and informative. If you are downtown, take a little time to see it/

Visited May 2012
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“Looking for a bit of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Small but interesting place for a quick visit and a stopover from the heat of the day ...

Visited May 2012
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