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“Beautifully restored theater with terrific performances!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010-1111
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Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Portland, Oregon
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“Beautifully restored theater with terrific performances!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Nothing negative to say.....find a performance and go. The second balcony seats afford a terrific view. If you can get nearer the center boxes and in front even better, but it is wonderful no matter where you sit.

Visited November 2012
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“Quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Beautiful building in the middle of San Jose. It seems like there are a lot of programs there, although I was there at the holiday season.

Visited December 2012
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“Taste of the upper crust”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The national theater is a must see in downtown. They have regular performances in the theater. Many excellent modern art sculptures, as well as some not so modern. Vary classical architecture. Access is free, except for performances. The little bistro in the theater is a great touch. Good pix opportunities. Just don't use flash inside.

Visited December 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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“Amazing coffee at a beautiful theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Teatro Nacional was an amazing experience. My fiance and I saw a Brahms symphony performed excellently at around $8 a ticket. We decided to return a week later to see the Nutcracker. The theater was built in the late 1800s, and subscribes heavily to Spanish styling. The ceilings are covered in frescos, and the cafe offers what I consider the best coffee in San Jose.

Visited December 2012
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“The Teatro National is a must see in itself.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Beautiful building. Excellent seating arrangement. Extensive and varied program. Only down thing for us is that are no programs scheduled for January as it is their vacation time. We did not want to wait until February for the next visit.

Visited December 2012
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