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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Alajuela
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Owner description: Juan Santamaria Cultural Historical Museum is the national institution to acquire, preserve, preserve, research and disseminate cultural heritage, related to the National Campaign and the province of Alajuela. It is located in the Old Headquarer and Old Alajuela's City Jail. The Museum have historial and art exhibitions, cafe, bookstore, library and an auditorium where cultural activities take place.
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Free admission. Not a whole lot to see but it is free and located by Central park and Cathedral Alajuela Centro

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Housed in the former jail, the permanent exhibit is a short overview of the history of Costa Rica. They also have a changing exhibit of Costa Rican art. They have some interesting antiques and all in all, this recent renovation has been really well done.
I don’t think that I would make a special trip to see it, but it is in the old heart of Alajuela, proper and the Cathedral and Juan Santamaria Park are just walking distance from here.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is a wonderful free museum across from the Parque Central in Alajuela. There is a permanent exhibit that provides a great overview of the history of Costa Rica. The traveling exhibits change regularly and are representative of the culture of Costa Rica. A "must see" if you have some time in downtown Alajuela.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

It is a very interesting building, well kept and informative. If you are downtown, take a little time to see it/

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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Small but interesting place for a quick visit and a stopover from the heat of the day ...

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