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“Quiet and lovely” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo de Cultura Popular

Museo de Cultura Popular
Between Heredia and Barva; follow signs, Heredia, Costa Rica
506 260 1619
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Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Heredia
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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74 reviews
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“Quiet and lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I went there recently on the Day of the Mask and there was music, food, performances by masked gigantes, etc. I went with a friend and her small child, who had a ball. Usually, it is a quieter place, very quiet, with some permanent exhibits, classes on folk culture and cooking, and lovely gardens. The exhibits are of traditional Costa Rican homes, furniture, etc.

Unless there is an event taking place, I would recommend it as a nice break from a busy trip. Think about binging a lunch and eating in the gardens.

It can be a little challenging to find. Taxis should be able to get you there from Heredia without any trouble. You can take the bus from Heredia toward Barva and get off by the Musmani bakery. I would suggest taking a cab from there unless you want to hike a mile or two and ask directions along the way. It is to the east of the Heredia-Barva highway in a district called Santa Lucia.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A nice cultural place to learn history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This museum offers a small property where you can see how to locals from Heredia used to live in past days. You can take the tour is 1 hour

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go often.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Enjoyed the artisans work and how it ties into the Costa Rican culture.

Visited December 2011
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samara
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“this is a hidden gem...go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

it´s lovely, small, tucked away, super typical costa rica rustic rural style farm house with a small museum, it´s beautiful up there and you can go see Barva the town too, beautiful church and square

Visited August 2011
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