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“Absolutely stunning”

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 119 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The National Theater was hands-down my favorite attraction in San Jose; I loved everything about it. The architecture and decor are beautiful, and the history of the theater is fascinating. I sat in the cafe and drank a cup of coffee while I soaked in the atmosphere (original French-style tables and chairs, painted ceilings, gorgeous tiled floors). I also went on a tour of the rest of the theater (it was incredible, and completely worth the price). My tour was in English (Spanish is also available), and my guide was extremely knowledgeable.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Only if you haven't seen anything like this before”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you visit it, there are guides, but only in Spanish. Only if you haven't seen anything like this before in Rome or so, worth the visit. Nice coffee/food place. Cost relatively high $ 8,--.

Visited January 2013
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Alajuela
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“Classy ambiance and tasty food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I liked the elegant atmosphere being surrounded with top caliber museum quality marble statues and impressive architectural columns with decorative ceiling, but the cuisine was surprisingly delicious!

Visited April 2012
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Key West, Florida
2 reviews
“Elegance”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Superb restored property. You could feel the history as you sat in different parts of the theater and walked where history has been made.

Visited January 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Teatro Nacional”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful statues and decor inside but If you are a tourist and come to get pictures it will be disappointing.No flash allowed.And people inside is really rude...
But, if you speak Spanish and pretend to be one of them you will be OK

Visited August 2012
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