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“nice place to check tico culture” 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 #9 of 17 Attractions in Heredia
Type: Natural History Museums
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nice place to check tico culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

old adobe structures show how our ancestors lived, and you can see an array of different everyday artifacts they used in their households. The old clay oven is burning most times, in January they hold the Rezo del Nino which is a very appreciated tradition among Catholic Costa Ricans.

Visited December 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“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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Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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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“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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