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“Enjoyed our visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
506-22579370
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Ranked #19 of 38 attractions in San Jose
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
Fairfax, Virginia
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“Enjoyed our visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Interesting exhibits, modern as the name says. I'd liken it to going to a couple of galleries displaying the works of two or three designers. If those artists don't inspire or "speak" to you, then you might write off the entire visit.

We enjoyed viewing the works here, and found the museum to be modest but earnest in its efforts to showcase modern art and design.

Visited October 2013
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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“interesting exhibits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

exhibits were a bit...interesting. not certain if its worth doing but if you have a bunch of free time, its not too expensive.

Visited August 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Old Airport, great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

You have to visit this museum, go to the Golden Room, which use to be the special receiving room at the Sabana Airport, original building of this museum. It is a beautifull Spanish building that served many years as the main international airport for Costa Rica, and now is the building for the museum, so not only the art and design work that is exhibit is worth seeing, go and enjoy the old airport!!!

Visited May 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Gives a glimpse into present day Costa Rican art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This museum offers different exhibitions of modern day Costa Rican artists. When I was there the exhibition was on Society and Media. Nicely done! Check ahead for exhibition as they change throughout the year.

Visited April 2013
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“Great sculptures in lovely building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

A peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of San Jose. When I visited there was a wonderful exhibition of 5 Costa Rican sculptors. Sadly, my written Spanish is very poor and none of the signs were in English, but that didn´t detract from the wealth of talent. And the building itself, which used to be the airport many years ago, was lovely, with high ceilings and a wooden fresco on what used to be the VIP departure lounge. Entrance is free and its right next to the main Park.

Visited April 2013
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