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Museo de Arte Costarricense
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Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner...
Ranked #6 of 129 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: This museum displays works by local artists.
Reviewed June 30, 2012

A great view of artists' works from all over the world, and a wonderful swirl of Costa Rica's history

Thank Gregory M
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you have nothing else to do, you coudl stop by this free museum. The outside of the building is very nice and there is a small sculpture garden. Only one small room of art.

Thank amg14
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Located in one of the biggest parks of San Jose, Costa Rica, this small museum of Costa Rican art doubles down as a historic site (it used to be the international airport until it got moved to the current location outside of town). It's free for anyone who wants to walk in and is conveniently close to the national stadium and the gym (with outdoors recreational area for everyone who wants to play something). Outside the park are tons of places to find eats.

I would recommend doing this with your visit to the Sabana park, not as a standalone trip. The best feature of this museum is the outdoor sculpture garden and the building itself.

Go once and check that off your list for San Jose places to see.

Check out this link http://www.travelinasl.com/2012/05/16/museo-de-arte-costarricense/ for a video of the museum in May 2012.

1  Thank BenVess
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is an excellent museum in the old San Jose airport terminal building at La Sabana Park, which used to be San Jose's in-town airport. The building itself an interesting example of Spanish architecture. Particularly interesting is the sculpture garden, featuring the works of some of Costa Rica's most renowned artists. Don't miss the mural room upstairs (on the right as you come in) which depicts significant events in Costa Rica's history.
Overall, the museum is a work in progress, as much of the building does not yet house exhibits, but it is still worth seeing.

Thank Quertosomo
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

this is a must do visit. I was so surprised by the place and delighted to see beautiful Costa Rican art. I love taking people here just to see the wooden inland walls upstairs ... this is what Costa Rica should do more of! renovate the true beauty of Costa Rica!

Thank Lady T
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