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Museo de Arte Costarricense

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This museum displays works by local artists.
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Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We explored the museum after spending time at the park and it was a lovely art gallery, well worth a quick visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelpF3505IY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Former airport, this is a colonial style building from the last century The Gold Room is really spectacular with a bas relief mural depiction of Costa Rican history since pre colonization times to the recent past. The permanent sculpture garden is evocative as well, though...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank taem111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building was once the terminal of the main airport. It is a beautiful 1930's building and, on the first floor has the most stunning bronze murals covering the history of the country from prehistoric times until the arrival of the first aeroplane. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Perrygrinate
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This was one of the stops on a city tour we took. It was very interesting and the guides were very informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RetiredLinda1973
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Interesting art in an interesting building. Well worth a stop. It's also right on the park so you can take a walk in the park before or after.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a small but very good museum but excellent in it´s collection. If you love art, then it is a must. It is conveniently located on the western side of the City. The building itself is the old San Jose airport, so it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carlos U
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this very small but beautiful museum on a Sunday afternoon and I am glad we stopped by. Entrance is free to the museum which has a lovely sculpture garden and several collections. The most impressive was the room entirely of wood carving.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This Once was the airport for San Jose , and now is the museum, the former diplomatic room is a must see, beautiful curved plaster .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 303chrissie
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I loved every part of this museum. From the sculpture garden to the paintings of Alvaro Bracci depicting a modern twist on biblical scenes. Most amazing of all was the upper room mural by goldsmith Luis Férom Parizot. A low relief stucco, carved and painted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I wont lie and tell you the museum is amazing, but for the low-low price of free, you can have a look around a unique collection in a building that was once the airport! It's a bit outside of the main portion of downtown, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janet B
27 June 2015|
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It's closed on the weekend. It's open Mon - Fri 8-4
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Response from Suzanne F | Reviewed this property |
It's for free. Do not expect a large museum, though, in case you are used to the large European museums. It's basically composed of a large main hall at the entrance, two small rooms at the North side, about a Southern room... More
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