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“Guided tour is best bang for your buck!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Theater

National Theater
Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Guided tour is best bang for your buck!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The National Theater in San Jose CR is beautiful. You can pay your reasonable admission and wander on your own, but it is so interesting to learn about it from the guided tour. My daughter and I were very glad we waited for the tour that Jeff conducted. Thanks!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Hardly a bad seat in the house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I went here to see The Nutcracker last Christmas and we had a great time. Unfortunately there isn't a ton of high culture like this in San Jose so this is a must see. There really isn't a bad seat in the house, and it's worth the money. There are snacks available for purchase at intermission, but nothing to write home about. If you live here it's a must see!

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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“What a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had an opportunity to see a concert hear on a Friday night. They charge to take a tour of the theater so I figured I would just buy a ticket and see a show as well. I'm glad I did.

It is a small, but beautiful theater. Some of the seats have obstructed views because of the columns.

This was one of the highlights of my trip.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Beautiful building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Situated in the heart of downtown, it's a nice building and the interior is beautiful. It's located in the middle of downtown San Jose and has nice sitting areas outside.

Visited October 2013
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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“Opulance and Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

IT has very old architecture , lots of booth seating and a different look at the history of the country . Some rooms in the theatre are viewed only from ths sideline as manyof the decor , paintings and furniture is of such historic value it is necessary to reserve it. I would recomend it to any travelers wishing to view some of the culture of Costa Rica.Afterward have a lunch on the patio of the Hotel National in the same square.

Visited November 2012
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