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Museo de Arte Costarricense

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“sabana park”(16 reviews)
This museum displays works by local artists.
Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
+506 2256 1281
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All reviews airport terminal sculpture garden sabana park costa rican artists bas relief golden room vip lounge art museum free admission four walls room upstairs small museum modern times small gem current exhibition perfect morning control tower
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Housed in an old airport, this is a quirky little art gallery. Good selection of contemporary art that rotates on a regular basis. The building is very interesting in it's own right. Worth checking out.

Thank pkuf
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Nice architecture and wood work, plus base relief room upstairs and sculpture garden. On Sabana park which is a nice place to walk. Art not worth a glance.

Thank Leland S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Very nice exhibits of Costa Rican artists. Small outdoor sculpture garden. Lovely architecture of the old airport is preserved.

Thank ckras11
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

For family of four with two teens, it was a perfect morning outing. It is free, easy to get to in car, Uber or taxi. Museum is free, in Spanish only, and can be done in little over 1 hour. The sculpture garden is nice,...More

Thank Keely P
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We spent about an hour going through the gallery and we really enjoyed the exhibits, as well as the beautiful building itself. It doesn't need much time as its rather small, but the fact that its free is a bonus! It is about a 25-min...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This was our last stop on our last day of a 2 1/2 week trip sightseeing in Costa Rica. We really enjoyed the artwork—both indoors and outdoors. Upstairs there is a lovely room that is composed entirely of wooden carved artwork on all four walls...More

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Janet B
27 June 2015|
Response from jaytay36 |
It's closed on the weekend. It's open Mon - Fri 8-4
Lacey s
24 March 2015|
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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