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“Treasured bit of history”

National Museum (Museo Nacional)
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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$110.00*
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
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$64.00*
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San Jose Walking Tour including Central Market and Lunch
Ranked #5 of 123 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibits on Costa Rica's history and culture.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

we enjoyed seeing the architecture of Costa Rica esp in San Jose where it's a bustling city of people on the move.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The National museum is but a short walk from central San Jose...located in a beautiful park..as you enter you go through the Butterfly Sanctuary...there are literately thousands of butterfly s...all types and stages...showing how butterflys change from larvae to butterfly..they will actually land on your hand and arm..I even had one land on my nose...as you exit the sanctuary...you are transported back in history...the the beginning of Central America...and pre history...the exhibits are well laid out..descriptions in both Spanish and English...definitely recommend those with children...

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Its a nice little museum. Nothing super special but if you have time and want a quick history lesson, I would definitely visit it.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent over two hours there and found it a pretty good source of their history though my husband wants to do more reading about it. I agree with another reviewer about the huge jump in time. There could be more about the last fifty years. The butterflies were fun, especially those hanging from the chrysalises.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great tour! Very beautiful...shows the istory of Costa Rica...takes about 1.5 hours on your own. Highly recommend. Located right behind the arts and crats area (which is a must see and do)

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