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Address: Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2010 1111
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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.

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Beautiful architecture and art.

The building has marble statues,stairs and bronze arts. The paintings on the ceilings are very amazing. The auditorium has a very beautiful chandelier. very big part of floor of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Parvin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building has marble statues,stairs and bronze arts. The paintings on the ceilings are very amazing. The auditorium has a very beautiful chandelier. very big part of floor of the auditorium can be elevated up to the same level as stage is,which makes this theater to be one of the five amazing theaters in structure in the world.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To really appreciate what was accomplished in the construction of this building, a tour is needed.The building is beautiful, and the complexity of creating it is quite a story. I did not know about the main floor's capacity to be raised when needed, one of only 10 buildings in the world to do so. After the tour guests are allowed... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A little bit pricey however we found the tour to be well worth it. Our female tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and her English was great! You get a very informative tour of the beautiful Teatro. The best museum/landmark tour in San Jose in our opinion!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Provides tours in both English and in Spanish. Able to go in most parts of the theater on your own once the tour is complete. It was very enjoyable. A very beautiful building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didn't have time to take a full tour of this beautiful Building. Coffee shop inside wish we had more time to enjoy it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch first and it was delicious! Great coffee too. You could even choose the region your coffee came from. Took the guided English tour and it was very interesting and well done. Beautiful atmosphere in this place.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s a beauty in San jose. Great architecture and and it brings you in the atmosphere of an old historic theatre.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to see this if you are in San Jose for any length of time. Well worth the entrance fee ($11 US). The tour or self guided option is very enjoyable. Have a coffee in the cafe afterwards

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Designed by Italian architects and using materials sent from Italy, this is a beautiful building. Locals are very proud of the building, we're told and the preservation of its heritage value is constant. Definitely wait for a tour guide which is included in the cost of entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This theater is similar to other beautiful theaters. It show how much Costa Rica invests in their arts. We got there just aftaer 5:00, so we could not go into the actual theater and only got to see the lobby and get a coffee in the cafe. It was still well worth it. Be sure and get a coffee in... More 

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