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Museo de Arte Costarricense

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This museum displays works by local artists.
Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
+506 2256 1281
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally random but fantastic small art museum near the football stadium, a 15-20 min walk from the historical city centre. The building is the old city airport and it has a beautiful garden with sculptures on the grounds. It is free (closes on Mondays) and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank YasmineSAN
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We explored the museum after spending time at the park and it was a lovely art gallery, well worth a quick visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Former airport, this is a colonial style building from the last century The Gold Room is really spectacular with a bas relief mural depiction of Costa Rican history since pre colonization times to the recent past. The permanent sculpture garden is evocative as well, though...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank taem111
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The building was once the terminal of the main airport. It is a beautiful 1930's building and, on the first floor has the most stunning bronze murals covering the history of the country from prehistoric times until the arrival of the first aeroplane. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This was one of the stops on a city tour we took. It was very interesting and the guides were very informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Interesting art in an interesting building. Well worth a stop. It's also right on the park so you can take a walk in the park before or after.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a small but very good museum but excellent in it´s collection. If you love art, then it is a must. It is conveniently located on the western side of the City. The building itself is the old San Jose airport, so it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited this very small but beautiful museum on a Sunday afternoon and I am glad we stopped by. Entrance is free to the museum which has a lovely sculpture garden and several collections. The most impressive was the room entirely of wood carving.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This Once was the airport for San Jose , and now is the museum, the former diplomatic room is a must see, beautiful curved plaster .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I loved every part of this museum. From the sculpture garden to the paintings of Alvaro Bracci depicting a modern twist on biblical scenes. Most amazing of all was the upper room mural by goldsmith Luis Férom Parizot. A low relief stucco, carved and painted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janet B
June 27, 2015|
Response from jaytay36 |
It's closed on the weekend. It's open Mon - Fri 8-4
Lacey s
March 24, 2015|
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Response from Suzanne F | Reviewed this property |
It's for free. Do not expect a large museum, though, in case you are used to the large European museums. It's basically composed of a large main hall at the entrance, two small rooms at the North side, about a Southern room... More
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Best areas/neighborhoods to stay in? (6 Replies)
What are the best areas of San Jose to stay in for tourism (seeing some of the city). We will be staying 2 non-consecutive nights, so I'm looking for 2 different areas (one closer to the airport if possible). Many thanks! Here are the choices hotels.com gives me: City center San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) Mercado Central San Pedro Mall San Jose Tobias Bolaños Intl. Airport (SYQ) Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) University of Costa Rica Costa Rica...More
October 19, 2012|
Response from03182015NH-Couple|
In my earlier experiences on this board, I am guessing that many people (some of whom claim to be experts) will tell you not to bother going into San Jose. In our personal experience, that is because a lot of people believe that zip lines and surfing are superior to cultural venues. But enough venting... Our experience is limited to one trip last year and we will be there again in three weeks. We found San Jose very enjoyable, albeit quite noisy. Therefore, we suggest staying out of the...More