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“If you like art, you'll love the National Theatre” 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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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
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Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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“If you like art, you'll love the National Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The national theatre is a dazzling collection of murals on the ceilings, wood carving, stone carving, sculpture, gold leaf, faux painting, and inlaid stone designs on the floor. It's really impressive every direction you look.

Visited December 2014
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“beautiful space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

well priced performances. Beautiful building both inside and out. well worth checking out if you are in town. souvenir shop also has some cool things

Visited October 2014
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“Great attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Don´t miss visiting the National Theatre, great architecture, history and functions, the paintings are amazing, the tour is very instructive and we learned a lot about the country.

Visited October 2014
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Ciudad Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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“Sunday Morning Symphony, great venue, beautiful and historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The theater is a must see in San Jose. Great, intimate venue for a symphony in a historic ornate setting.

Visited November 2014
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“A little place for art in the heart of a city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Teatro Nacional is a beautifully painted and decorated small theater in the center of San Jose ,Costa Rica.It was built due to the lack of a place to have musical,ballet ,theater and all kind of art perfomances for CostaRican during the19th century.It has fullfilled our needs for art representation,famous ballet dancers,orchestras,singers,etc have performed there.The theater itself is a jewel because of its paintings on the ceiling,and its pretty decoration,it is not very expensive to enter and the performances have available prices,besides it has a good cafe where you can enjoy a delicious coffee and treats .Please if you come to my country stop by the National Theater ,a must see while in Costa Rica

Visited March 2014
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