Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, San Jose: Hours, Address, Teatro Nacional Costa Rica Reviews: 4.5/5

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
4.5
Historic Sites • Theaters
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK3,835 contributions
Passed....
Jun 2021 • Friends
My friend and I only saw the building front the outside, its nothing special, but to be fair it's the best looking building we saw in San Jose.
Written September 9, 2021
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Stephen Sanderson
Dallas, TX6 contributions
Elegant place to visit in your spare time
Aug 2021
The decor brought me back to Europe, and Italy in particular. Very ornate and the detailed workmanship is inspiring.
Written August 19, 2021
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Carlos N
Miami, FL188 contributions
Probably the most beautiful building in San José
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and majestic, located in the heart of San Jose. The marble statues and painting in the ceiling are relevant. Try something at the Café next to the lobby.
Written August 1, 2021
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rebeccabrabb
West Monroe, LA690 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Jul 2021 • Solo
Beautiful theater! It is worth taking the tour. I love not had time for 1/2 of the tour but it was well woot! So interesting to learn about this BEAUTIFUL building!
Written July 9, 2021
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Mike B
Jerusalem, Israel670 contributions
Beautiful location, great food.
Jul 2021 • Friends
The San Jose Theatre is a very impressive and ornate building. Part of the lobby is a delightful restaurant with good food at reasonable prices.
Written July 3, 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6,861 contributions
ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK
May 2021 • Solo
I took a tour. It was in Spanish, which wasn't a problem for me. I understand there are tours in English. Interesting structure. Worth seeing. The tour guide was quite informative.

Interesante y edificante sobre la historia y arquitectura.
Written May 18, 2021
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Ron S
New York City, NY109 contributions
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
May 2021
A nice architectural landmark in San Jose. There is a nice plaza next to it where one can relax and enjoy people watching. A place worth-visiting when in San Jose.
Written May 12, 2021
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פטריסיה צ
10 contributions
a wonderful theater !
May 2021 • Couples
we take a guided tour of the teather and was really nice.
The theater is very beautiful and our guide explain everything exactly how we need : not too much but very interresting
If you are in San jose don't miss it
Written May 1, 2021
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MrsDowns11
Bothell, WA69 contributions
Gorgeous building, affordable tour
Mar 2021 • Couples
When we first stopped by, there wasn’t an English speaking tour for another few hours. The gentleman at the front was super sweet and didn’t speak English, but I was able to piece together what he was saying pretty easily (you can go in the cafe and walk around the grounds, but in order to go into the theater, you need a tour). We decided to buy the tickets ($3/person) and come back later for the tour. I’m glad we did! The building is absolutely beautiful and the tour guides did a great job. If you are in the city for more than an hour, it’s a must-do!
Written March 24, 2021
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Bill R
Tampa, FL430 contributions
Could Be Done Better
Feb 2021
We wanted to see the National Theater. We checked at our hotel and they said that because of COVID, there were no performances but, for a small fee, you could go in and see it. We went to the theater, engaged the two men who were at the front. One said we could only go in if we took the tour. When we asked when it was he replied at one oclock and one hour, It was 12:30 so we waited the thirty minutes before the ticket office opened. Once it did, the ticket lady said the tour was at three and only in Spanish. We didn’t go. We would have been happy to pay a fee just to walk in and see the theater. It is impressive on the outside.
Written February 26, 2021
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