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Biesanz Woodworks

33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
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Incredible woodwork!

We went in last Saturday so the artist Barry was not in, weekdays only. The show room is in a... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Craig M
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
Wonderful artistic experience and priceless artwork

I came by myself to Biesanz Woodworks and was met by a lovely man who took me on a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Yvonne B
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Come see our world famous woodwork made; tour our beautiful botanical garden and pond; buy a memorable souvenir in our art gallery.
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  • Terrible1%
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33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We went in last Saturday so the artist Barry was not in, weekdays only. The show room is in a beautiful building and his wood work is simply beautiful! Many items are under $30 and the quality is perfect. Many turned wooden bowls, cutting boards,...More

Thank Craig M
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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post! Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I came by myself to Biesanz Woodworks and was met by a lovely man who took me on a tour of the botanical gardens where he explained the origin and age of the trees and plants they have, as well as their medicinal uses. He...More

Thank Yvonne B
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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you!

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Do not miss this place if you love hand crafted art. To see how the woodwork is made, to walk through the studio and yard is wonderful. And then to finish off in the showroom with finished products, wow! We shipped our purchases home; we...More

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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

So glad you liked it!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is a combined wood shop and storefront, primarily based on turned pieces (bowls, etc). The items in the shop are beautiful, with a wide variety of prices, but the wood shop itself is far more interesting. We were given the option of Spanish or...More

Thank Walter M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a place you don't want to miss if you're visiting San José. The tour to the workshop is amazing! They go through so much detail when explaining the process in creating the pieces. The visit to the garden is a big plus! Very...More

Thank Diana S
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Minor gave a great tour of the gardens and the workshop. It was amazing to see how the pieces are crafted and learn all about the types of wood they use and the lengths they go to, to be environmentally friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank MichelleLS333
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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Must see while in San Jose. Minor, the shopkeeper, gave me an amazing tour of the garden and the workshop. There are lots of different price points available in the shop, ranging from 10-2000. Most small bowls are in the 200-500 range.

Thank maiyat2014
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We recently visited Biesanz Woodworks while on vacation with our 7 and 9 year olds. We learned not only about the woodworking but also the gardens (beautiful) and local wildlife. Even our little kids were impressed. The shop itself is filled with gorgeous pieces. I...More

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were extremely impressed with the variety of such beautiful woods used along with the amazing fine detail work. The collection of jewelry boxes, bowls, nested chest boxes, etc., are the work of an extremely fine craftsmen. Barry Biesanz took his time to give us...More

Thank Woodcamski
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband had toured the facility once without me and bought me the most beautiful jewelry box I have ever seen. We toured with Minor just last February and I fell in love. The love, patience, and craftsmanship are beyond comparison. I bought lots of...More

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