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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum

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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum

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Susan B wrote a review Feb 2020
Perkinsville, Vermont11 contributions
The historical culture museum carries one through the steps of Costa Rican political leadership development. The building is also a piece of history in itself. A walk on the roof level reveals a view of the city and images of what guard service may have been like.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brad O wrote a review Dec 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia43 contributions13 helpful votes
Walking through the doors evokes the history of CR, and the rooms are filled with more history of the country that helped me deepen my appreciation for Costa Rica beyond eco-tourism.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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PurpleBandit wrote a review Sep 2019
Miami, Florida10 contributions1 helpful vote
If you only have an hour in downtown, Alajuela, try this museum. It's free and has well designed, informative, exhibits that tell the history of Costa Rica.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Phil J wrote a review Sep 2019
Buda, Texas166 contributions51 helpful votes
Costa Rica was invaded by mercenaries, hoping to enslave the people and gain admittance into the United States. The Costa Rican people rose up to expel the bastards, and this museum goes into great detail about that struggle, and many other aspects of Costa Rican life. It's free, you just sign in at the guard desk. The toilets in the public restrooms have been stripped of their toilet seats, for some reason, both men's and women's
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Date of experience: September 2019
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George B wrote a review Mar 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We aren't fans of San Jose and try to stay out of the big city. However, there are a few sites in San Jose that are worth the trip. This museum is one of those sites. Spend an hour or two learning the history and culture of this amazing country.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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