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“Very interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum (Museo Nacional)

National Museum (Museo Nacional)
Calle 17, Avenidas Central y Segunda | Antiguo Cuartel Bella Vista, San Jose, Costa Rica
257-221-4429
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in San Jose
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibits on Costa Rica's history and culture.
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We always like to hit a museum when we travel. It helps us learn about the local culture and helps us put many things in perspective. The museum was interesting, and the exhibits were both in English and Spanish, making it easier for us to understand and helping with our Spanish skills

Visited October 2013
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north carolina
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“Treasured bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

we enjoyed seeing the architecture of Costa Rica esp in San Jose where it's a bustling city of people on the move.

Visited November 2012
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Central America
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“FASCINATING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The National museum is but a short walk from central San Jose...located in a beautiful park..as you enter you go through the Butterfly Sanctuary...there are literately thousands of butterfly s...all types and stages...showing how butterflys change from larvae to butterfly..they will actually land on your hand and arm..I even had one land on my nose...as you exit the sanctuary...you are transported back in history...the the beginning of Central America...and pre history...the exhibits are well laid out..descriptions in both Spanish and English...definitely recommend those with children...

Visited January 2013
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Washington, DC
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“Worth it if you have the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Its a nice little museum. Nothing super special but if you have time and want a quick history lesson, I would definitely visit it.

Visited September 2013
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catawba
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent over two hours there and found it a pretty good source of their history though my husband wants to do more reading about it. I agree with another reviewer about the huge jump in time. There could be more about the last fifty years. The butterflies were fun, especially those hanging from the chrysalises.

Visited September 2013
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