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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
+506 2257 9370
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San Jose City Tour with National Theatre and Gold Museum
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Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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+506 2257 9370
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perhaps I needed someone to explain things. MADC is an acronym that stands for The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. It was founded in 1994 and is housed in the old brewery (historical) building. To the left of the building, down below, (it is...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I entered this museum walking around La Sabana Park one day, didn't realize it was the old airport terminal/control tower. Beautiful woodwork in this place. The art exhibits were interesting especially the blue prints of the National Theater Construction. The statues are very interesting outside....More

Thank P5674GSdavidk
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This former airport terminal had tastefully been turned into a nice museum. The exhibits of a Tico artist and educator were interesting and noteworthy.

Thank Cameron H
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I came here on a city bus tour and it was nice. It used to be the old San Jose airport and you can still see the old infrastructure of the airport. The front and the back of the museum has cool sculptures. If you...More

Thank Natshalee N
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped in after taking a walking art tour in San Jose. The collection is small but interesting. You likely don't need to budget more than an hour or 2 max.

Thank Luke A
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum has great space for expos and they are always updating. I got to see some of the artists that came to FID

Thank Karla G
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Have a couple hours to enjoy the east side of San Jose's downtown area , this is the place. Non touristy and beautiful and inspired works by local artists. Be sure to enjoy the colorful bay of hammocks and relax.

Thank CostaRicaGuest
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you're into contemporary art, this is the best you can get in Costa Rica! I went there twice in 2014 and I really enjoyed both visits. Not a very big exhibition, but really good quality. Enjoy!

Thank Sandra E
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Amazing Multi-media exposition revolving around the effects of the US vs USSR cold war on Central America. So moving - so amazing - I cant say enough - you must see it!

Thank aimimi58
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the exhibit Trees Remember Too by Swiss-Tico artist, Niklaus Manuel Güdel. The exhibit aims to impress upon the viewer nature's force in withstanding war's destruction. Set inside an oil tank, the hollowness of it contrasted with tree trunk rings made me feel how...More

Thank Sergio R
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