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Teatro Popular Melico Salazar

Avenida 2 and calle 2 | Barrio La Merced, Costa Rica
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Avenida 2 and calle 2 | Barrio La Merced, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic landmark, awesome layout, good acoustic, great Staff, but a bit dated, not comfortable seats and lack of AC or decent ventilation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I personally think it's a great place to see little of Costa Rica history. people get good deals....

Thank Nomadtranslator1980
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful and Historic building where you can see the best of the Costarrican scene. Beides, the House is monumental

Thank LUIS A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

As an more affordable alternative to the National Theater the goverment in the 80´s bought this old and abandon Movie Theater to to build a popular one. For music concerts of popular music and good dance presentations is a good place to look for.

Thank rurolex
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Good acoustic from anywhere in the theater kind of old and requires some maintenance, but is a good place to go see events.

Thank Tizoc S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A perfect way to cap your day. People are dressed well coming into the theater and the gallery offers great views, not only of the stage but of the small details of architecture in the theater. Built in the 1920's this building has been restored...More

Thank Oszel Marc T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

One of San Jose's jewels, been there many times to attend the Costa Rica Philharmonic, its very comfortable and also very easy to arrive to...

Thank MRodriguezcr
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Not as posh as Teatro Nacional, Melico never dissapoints. Shows are on time, the clientelle is more varied and less snob than TN and the location is just as convenient. The top floor is OK just make sure that you arrive at least 1 hour...More

Thank Boris C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The theater is located in a nice area in San Jose, though very crowded so you need to plan in advance. Going to the event is one of the best experiences and shows I've seen in Costa Rica is the amazing performance of the Philharmonic...More

Thank isabella P
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I went with my mother to see "El cascanueces" and it was simply amazing, we just love it, the presentation was spectacular.

Thank KathyHeuberger
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