Too small and nothing inside. Display and collection very disorganised. You are better going to the National Theatre.
About National Museum (Museo Nacional)
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I like museums that shows me the history of the country I'm visiting. This one had a lot in it, but a bit lacking information on what you saw. There were some posted on some of the stuff displayed, but not enough to get the...More
There is a butterfly garden and the old fort is converted into the national museum. There are several of the ancient stone spheres that are famous in Costa Rica and they are collected conveniently here. Many wonderful funerary pieces and jades also.
My family and I went there and learned so much about Costa Rica's history.. It had a little of everything from artifacts to a colonial home to explore... My daughter's really enjoyed the butterfly garden.. It's a must see if you visit San Jose.. one...More
Just how I like a museum - plenty of variety & not so much of any one thing that you lose interest. Clearly readable information boards, in English as well as Spanish. Exhibits they encourage you to touch as well as those under glass. Very...More
We had already visited this museum but decided to go back last week on our visit to San Jose. It is extremely interesting and informative to get the essence of the rich Costa Rican culture. We truly recommend it!
This museum provided a mixed display of exhibits starting with an interesting butterfly house and then rooms in the old city barracks showing pre-Colombian effects, reproductions of ancient Roman artefacts. We liked the colonial style rooms best.
This museum is in a former military fort on a hill near the pedestrian mall and Hotel Presidente. It gives you a feel for Costa Rican history and excellent views of San Jose.
Small museum that's right at the edge of being fairly priced for gringos. Butterfly room at the beginning, lots of pre-Columbian stuff, some of which is signed in English. Period rooms were interesting. I enjoy history, and so I liked it, but I think my...More