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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2010 1100
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Reviewed yesterday

A lady on the street asked us if we would like free tickets to the Alice in Wonderland performance that was happening at 8PM on 13 Dec 2018 and we were skeptical but accepted the tickets. We saw mixed reviews about doing a tour of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robthomas1234
Reviewed 4 days ago

On November 13, 2018, during rainy and windy season we visited Teatro Nacional. At night we wore thin fleece jackets and used umbrellas. Buy your ticket at the side of the theater at the outside booth. There were English tours every hour and our group...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendygL6226FC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the guided tour around the National Theater and it was definitely worth it. The theater itself is incredibly beautiful and full of a surprising amount of history. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and her English was quite good (Spanish tours are also available)....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Willz_Thrillz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Teatro Nacional is indeed a national treasure of Costa Rica. I visit during day of Friday, November 16, 2018 to check on my ticket for that evenings performance by the orchestra Directed by American Carl St. Clair and arrived later by taxi for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not go for a show (it was old out), but just bought tickets to see the inside (posh neo-barocco, certainly worth a visit when in San Jose). Restaurant is a little bit of a tourist trap, but food was quite good and sometimes...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Petr6533
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The must-go place in San Jose and it is kind of cool. But it is not a big place so not much to see. Also the ticket is not cheap.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lang201441
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theatre is beautiful and is well maintained. They have tours every hour and it is well worth it. The tour guides certainly know the history of the theatre but more than that, they know Costa Rica's history and can answer just about any question...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MichaelDTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour was very good. Very informative. Worth visiting. Well preserved. Unique architecture and colourful paintings .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vanitab2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the most interesting places to visit in San Jose. Very beautiful building, with rich architectonic details and paintings. Still better whether one may assist a presentation by Symphonic Orchestra there. The local coffee shop is also nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fjacques777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice visit, our tour guide (forgot her name) we went on a tour Monday at 2p. She was very personable and informative; she really enjoys her job. Great English tour. Lots of history and things to learn. Tour was about 40 minutes long and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Travel134057
4 November 2018|
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Response from Anbrugo | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the above. We had only a short visit to the facility - unfortunately did not get to see a perdormance
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bmorton2016
22 August 2018|
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Response from Nicoyaforever | Reviewed this property |
According to the theater's event calendar in the website, the only performances for the month of December are on December 2nd. Keep checking the website, for they may get more performances later. Hope this helps and have a... More
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julespc
28 March 2018|
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Response from Tsturgess | Reviewed this property |
About 3/4 hour, then you can wander around yourself, great coffee in the cafe!
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