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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 131 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We didn't see any show here so my review is based on my sighting of the building. This theater was known for its best lighting at night and best building in San Jose so we visited both day and night. I think it is pretty ok/ average. Inside the theater there is a gift shop and things are pretty expensive. That was pretty much my experience with this place. It is alright but worth a picture.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Opulent Theater, great tour, awesome cafe and cool modern dance performance. I spent an afternoon and night at the Teatro Nacional of San Jose, Costa Rica. The place sadly was made for the ultra rich at the expense of the poor but now it is available to all to explore and enjoy. Italian Marble, Murano glassword, Belgian steel, etc. top-end construction and beautiful artwork throughout. The cafe has great pastries and coffee (coffee flavored sauce sandwich was OK but wasn't for me). Tour was great and tour guide showed me his photo with the President of Costa Rica when she visited (She has a box and you could sit next to the box any night for the chance of sitting next to her... try doing that in the USA!). A performance that night had 3 different modern dance performances which were really though provoking and beautiful and they only cost $7 for a seat in the 2nd row! I highly recommend checking the Theater and Cafe out and the neighborhood (museums, casinos, shops, restaurants, etc.)

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very cheap, we paid $10 USD for a symphony concert. There is a cafe restaurant with really good prices.

Thank Millan B
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Love the architecure of the place! High-Class designs. DISLIKE the Admission prices! Too HIGH! Would recommend that they provide more open hours than being closed most of the day or weekend. Gift Shop was a PLUS!! but Need to keep the price low for more attractions! NOT Too HIGH! And Few attractions.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

If visiting San Jose it is a most visitlocation. Educational, interesting and fun. Highly recommend it.

Thank Sandra A
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