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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1111
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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Teatro Nacional is a building with beautiful architecture and a rich history. Our tour guide's English needed a little help, but he knew his stuff and I understood everything despite a bit of wonky grammar. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, and gave detailed answers...More

Thank bphelm
Reviewed 5 days ago

When in San José, be sure to take a tour of the interior of the Teatro Nacional (you can do it on your own also, but the details given during the tour are excellent). The lobby is very elegant. Be sure to look up at...More

Thank elchavo315
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visual beauty of the theatre is breath taking. The detail work is true craftsmanship like you don't see any more. The walls, floors and cielings are works of art themselves. The only thing to exceed this amazing construction is the unequaled sound quality of...More

Thank reswisher
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a replica of the similar French Theater. With over a hundred years it the most luxury building of the city, in terms of art. In general, the art presentations which include opera, symphonic music, theater and ballet, among others, are of a great...More

Thank rurolex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the nicest building we saw in San Jose, granted we were not there for long. However, it truly has an old world feel and charm. It's worth a look if you like that sort of thing.

Thank Yanetsi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This theater in SAN Jose was built in the 1800's in a near jungle. Very ornate and well built, it is constantly being maintained and improved upon. A magnificent structure.

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting building with a very beautiful facade. Definitely worth visiting if you're in San Jose.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible jewel of architecture in the hard of the Capital, a must visit while in San Jose, you have to admire the building its self, the lamps, the paintin on the ceiling representan the 5 colones bill considered one of the most beautiful bill around...More

Thank Juan Carlos R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool place .. without even going inside the theater, the atmosphere outside is electric the pigeon is sight to see.. you can buy a bag of corn and just feed them, the theater is extremely grand and well maintain. The place has so much...More

Thank Michelange M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the guided tour of this beautifully restored old National Theatre. The tour guide thought she spoke English, but her pronunciation was so bad and she sped through her rehearsed script, that even I as a native English speaker couldn't understand most of...More

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Can anyone let me know the times the guided tours go - do they go every day we will be in San Jose on 21st & 22nd April and wondered if any performances will be on, any information would be gratefully received. many Thanks
16 January 2017|
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Response from Kent_Kipper | Reviewed this property |
When I went to a performance of the ballet in December 2016, I booked in advance online. But I need not have bothered - there were many seats available and I could easily have got in on the evening - this was for the opening... More
Debbie R
what is the best way to tour this beautiful location? Can you just go to the location, or do you need to arrange a tour?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Mario V | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the location, you can arrange a tour on site.
Hi Is there any way that we can book tickets for a performance from on the 26th August 2015, as we are staying in San Jose that night?
24 March 2015|
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Response from Ivanariasm | Reviewed this property |
As jlplaza wrote, just go to the webpage teatronacional.go.cr/boleteria and you will be able to buy tickets! Regards