Museo de Arte Costarricense

Museo de Arte Costarricense

Museo de Arte Costarricense
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This museum displays works by local artists.
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  • Christine F
    Sugar Land, Texas207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    FREE, Small and Worthwhile
    Nice little museum about a 10-minute walk from Parque La Sabana and approx $3 U.S. Uber ride from Holiday Inn Aurola. Lots of interesting exhibits spread throughout this small venue. Be sure to visit the Gold Room upstairs - a holdover from when this building was part of the airport. Oh, and did I mention it is FREE!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Steve Trill
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pura Vida... Bless
    Great to get a bit of Culture and history of Costa Rica! Was told to check this location out and was pleased. Very interesting art work from old to new. Talented artist across the country make up this wonderful Museum.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • B M
    Miami, Florida27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for solo travelers and for the family
    The museum is in the heart of the city. Though it’s only 2 stories tall, they use the space to showcase various local artists work. I liked many of the pieces I saw with the limited time that I had. Very good exhibits.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 18, 2024
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OzExpat
Tempe, AZ158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a small art museum at one end of Parque La Sabana that I almost didn’t go to - I’m so glad I did!! The art was contemporary and well worth a look - Costa Rican artists. Also the building is the old San Jose Air Terminal and is itself definitely worth a look. I spent well over an hour here - it was relaxing and just a nice place to hang out for a while. The former executive lounge on the second floor was quite wonderful. If you like modern art and architecture don’t miss this. It’s also free!!!
Written February 16, 2020
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Ladypinkie
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This museum was a real find. It is free and has a unique collection of different types of art by Costa Rican artists. There is also a sculpture garden in the back. It is located at the front of a park, so you can also wander around the park before or after. One of the best art museums I have visited.
Written September 14, 2021
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Colin F
Toronto, Canada1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is an interesting collection of several contemporary artists in Costa Rica's cultural history. The building itself is intriguing to walk around and I spent some time sketching n the courtyard after looking at the work. It's free and the staff are helpful.
Written May 5, 2022
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Monica M
San Antonio, TX29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Holy cow it’s a great place in the historic airport building. Art indoors, out and built into the amazing woodwork in the building itself. Great variety of mediums - art installations in fabric and video in addition to sculptures, drawings, paintings and photographs. Pleasantly surprised to see art from as recently as 2022 on display. Certainly a long way from an old, stuffy, stereotypical art museum. Plan for 1-1.5 hours & take a taxi or an Uber unless you are already near La Sabana park or the University of CR.
Written January 25, 2023
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Christine F
Sugar Land, TX207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Nice little museum about a 10-minute walk from Parque La Sabana and approx $3 U.S. Uber ride from Holiday Inn Aurola. Lots of interesting exhibits spread throughout this small venue. Be sure to visit the Gold Room upstairs - a holdover from when this building was part of the airport. Oh, and did I mention it is FREE!
Written July 27, 2023
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Raymondocanuck
Saint John, Canada276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
This museum is in a building which was used as an airport terminal building .
It is free and certainly worth a visit. The building itself is a marvel and the waiting room for dignitaries ( now called the golden room) is a highlight. There are several sculptures outside worth a visit. Sadly, most of the descriptions are in Spanish so google translate is a necessity unless you just wish to admire the work…which we did.
The museum opens t 9 am and we had the place to ourselves other than the cadre of attendants who were very helpful. Five stars.
Written March 23, 2022
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BlondeAdventurer1
London, UK334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Beautiful little museum which once upon a time was a small airport and you can see the old control tower at the top. Three main areas, a beautiful mural on the top floor and below is a great mix of modern and older art, with great variety, plus an outdoor area with beautiful sculptures. There were also young people sitting enjoying drawing the sculptures and relaxing, it wasn’t busy at all and had a lovely, tranquil feel, exactly as you’d expect at an art museum.
Written February 17, 2023
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Esther
Concord, MA36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
If you want to see local art and some interesting exhibits this FREE museum is the place to go. The building itself has a fascinating history. The location is in a huge park in the center of the city. We wanted to donate to the museum in appreciation but they don’t take donations!
Written January 18, 2023
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B M
Miami, FL27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The museum is in the heart of the city. Though it’s only 2 stories tall, they use the space to showcase various local artists work. I liked many of the pieces I saw with the limited time that I had. Very good exhibits.
Written February 18, 2024
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting this free art museum. It features Costa Rican art. The art was very colorful and interesting. The building used to be the terminal for the San Jose airport. Upstairs you can visit the business lounge with beautiful carved walls depicting Costa Rica’s history.
Written January 19, 2020
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