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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
+506 2257 9370
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Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
+506 2257 9370
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

There were some fascinating exhibits in this small museum. The upstairs was closed the day we were there (I snuck up there anyway and they had a few films playing and I didn't feel like I was missing anything), but there was definitely some small...More

Thank tope2012
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Honestly I enjoyed the building more than the art. Hosted inside an old liquor factory the main salon used to hold huge vats of fine spirits. The overhead crane is still in place. The hand honed wood was something to contemplate since the building is...More

Thank CalTico
Reviewed April 11, 2012

This place is a nice way to spend a couple hours on a rainy day. There's a lot to see.

Thank Surfa C
Reviewed April 4, 2012

seems like they have changing exhibits in this museum, so I can't speak to what you will see when you go. at the time I went they had an amazing photography exhibit showcasing a contemporary Costa Rican photographer. As it's only $1 for locals and...More

Thank Simonetta B
Reviewed March 17, 2012

The space is grunge urban and is a fab foil to the art, which was intrigueing and exciting; good mix of sculpture, paintings and photo-art. I think is should be on your must-see if you are into art since it will give you a great...More

1  Thank Traveling C
Reviewed March 15, 2012

We had a great experience at the museum. The building is a restored area of the old National Liquor Factory installation, it's a great space to present contemporary art. During our visit we saw a fantastic photography display by a local photographer. He really captured...More

1  Thank dmcccr
Reviewed January 12, 2012

We thought we were going to the National museum of art (probably because of it's name on the side of the building being Museo Nacional de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo) and were SO disappointed in this ultra modern museum. I suppose if you are into...More

Thank SusanTW
Museo-MADC, Front Office Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2012

Dear Susan We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to the museum. We are the Contemporary Art and Design Museum and we show the most recent art works from costarrican and central american contemporary artists. We recommend you to visit the Museo de Arte...More

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