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San Jose

Chieton Moren

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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a wonderful shop selling beautiful Costa Rican indigenous craft

This wonderful shop is owned by a very friendly couple who have worked with indigenous people for... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2019
Paris, France
Costa Rican Indigenous crafts

Across the main road from the National Museum on Calle 17, a small wonderful shop and museum... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
Carolyn D
Kerry, Ireland
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Chieton Moren is a museum and shop of the indigenous craftsmen and -women of Costa Rica. Some 250 families of the eight different ethnic communities joined together in the Chieton Moren association with the idea of showing their art and culture and...more
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Calle 17, Ave. 2 y 4. No. 225. | From de Southeast corner of the National Museum, 25 m. South, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 8930 1371
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

This wonderful shop is owned by a very friendly couple who have worked with indigenous people for many years when they were working for an NGO in Costa Rica. They sell really beautiful and authentic indigenous objects from a group called Brunch. We bought the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank sipivu
chietonmoren, volunteer at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review on tripadvisor. In fact, the museum and shop are owned by an association of some 250 families of craftsmen and -women of the different indigenous communities of the country. The job on the spot is done by volunteers,...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Across the main road from the National Museum on Calle 17, a small wonderful shop and museum showcasing and selling crafts from the Indigenous people. Authentic, original and beautiful. Non profit project staffed by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. GO, you won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Feel good about buying locally crafted items, with a fair trade policy that actually supports the artists. Little out-of-the-way shop, but on a funky little street with three unique cafes nearby.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

I was very depressed trying to find quality souvenirs from Costa Rica. The National Craft Market sells cheap chinese souvenirs. At this place, they display and sell the crafts of different indigenous tribes of Costa Rica. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. I was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

I had been looking around for a good souvenir shop and this is definitely the best one! They have handicrafts and information of every indigenous community in Costa Rica and they're a Fair Trade organization! They're an NGO that works with the communities as a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank albertomoralescastro
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is a unique project where indigenous communities join and show their identity, their culture and their crafts.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Toon W
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Very cool little shop with some very authentic made art. Very reasonably priced and worth the trip to check it out.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 522kaylas
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We visited Chieton Moren looking for real handmade items instead of the mass produced stuff that dominates the "Artisanal" market down the block. Chieton Moren did not disappoint. A wonderful variety of items and prices. Unique things you won't find elsewhere. I was hoping for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank grenille
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a large indigenous craft store located near the National museum . Most every piece has the artists or craftsperson name. There is a variety of price points & a lot of the cheaper priced goods. If this is what you are looking for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jronkowski
Chieton M, Gerente at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thanks for your visit and your nice coments

Reviewed February 12, 2018

This is a lovely small museum and shop. It is a gem for those seeking authentic, local, hand-crafted souvenirs. The authentic indigenous wares are beautifully displayed with story boards describing the seven indigenous communities. The products are great value for real crafts (paintings, weaving, prints,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Chieton M, Coordinadora at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad you received a good impression of Chietón Morén

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