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“didn't want to go, loved it!”

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
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Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Mexico City, Mexico
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“didn't want to go, loved it!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I really thought I wasn't going to be surprised.... but I was!. It's a lost gem in downtown San José. The building is beautifull, and really enjoyed speaking to the people working in the restoration. They show passion and love for this historic place. The central ceiling painting is a must!! In a french type ambience, you find this amazing huge ceiling painting with the story of the Costa Rica's cafe harvest, with its lively colors. I loved the door knobs, as well...
and to top it all..., as you are about to leave the theater building, on your left there's a small store with native artists modern handcrafts!!! beware....I wanted to buy everything!!!!

Visited November 2012
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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

The costa rica people is values the art . The National teather is the plase where the Ticos can see great artist like Pavarotti and Plasido Domingo perform. Since you are visiting costa Rica do not forget to visit el Teatro Nacional.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

THE jewel of Costa Rica is located in the middle of downtown San Jose offering international performances in a setting from two centuries ago. The ceiling frescoes are superb.

Visited October 2012
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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“Jonathan Duarte”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Jonathan Duarte is an 18 year old pianist with dual citizenship, Canadian and Costa Rican. His phenomenal talent has been recognized with performances in Carnegie Hall, Interlachen, and several European capitals. He is presently studying at a prestige institution in Moscow, Russia.
This was his second concert at the Teatro Nacional. The ambience is great, the acoustics first class, and the audience attentively appreciative. While Jonathan loves Chopin and Dvorak his performance this night reflected Russian influence, including Rimsky-Korsakov and Tschaikovsky. For anyone interested in mature culture a visit to Teatro Nacional to hear the symphony or a massed choir is an unforgettable experience.

Visited May 2012
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New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA
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“Fabulous history”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The guide, Jeffrey, was incredibly knowledgeable and answered a gazillion questions from this theatre/opera nut.

Visited October 2012
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