What a beautiful old building this theater is! Probably the most spectacular architectural wonder in San José. They have concerts routinely here, including over the lunch hour, but you can always just pop in for a short tour as well. The outside is undoubtedly regal, but even so, it does not prepare you for what you witness when you step into the interior.
Note, there is also a very nice café attached to this theater on the inside that serves up delicious pastries and coffee. May be a bit overpriced though...
Insider tip: visit the theater at night, too, and you will be treated to a brilliantly illuminated outer facade! (Just make sure to take a taxi and be vigilant, as the area is not the safest after dark.)
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