Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
4.5
Historic Sites • Theatres
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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1-2 hours
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Monica M
San Antonio, TX23 contributions
Jan. 2023
Cool place to see but not essential sightseeing. My favorite part of the building is the Alma Cafe just inside & open to the public.
Written January 25, 2023
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David G
4 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
Went to the opera, Madam Butterfly, at the theater many years ago. The building is really nice, an historic landmark that is alive today.
Written January 21, 2023
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,540 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
Uor 10 am tour in English was run by a man and woman who were both actors in the theater. The audience seating area can be converted into a ballroom by removing the seats and elevating the floor. All around great tour.
Written January 7, 2023
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ914 contributions
Dec. 2022
A veritable architectural highlight in a city that is not too rich on them. Definitely step inside the marble foyer. You can also have drinks and desserts at the onsite cafe even if you do not come to see a performance.
Written January 6, 2023
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Jordan
Columbus, OH98 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
My husband and I went on the English language version of the tour. Very interesting history of a beautiful building. Great if you love architecture or are just looking to pass the time.
Written January 4, 2023
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Robert C
11 contributions
Dec. 2022
Definitely recommend the guided tour! It is quite unique. :) (I didn't look into seeing shows at the theatre since that didn't work with our schedule.)
Written January 1, 2023
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chattygirl7491
Franklin Ohio10,167 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Couples
We stayed the night in town before heading to the Airport the next morning after staying for 9 glorious days at tulamar resort.
That night we stayed at the best hotel in town across the street from this theater. The hotel staff recommended we come here to check it out. We didnt know you had to have tickets and they were sold out but the outside and lobby were worth a look. Very lovely.
Written December 15, 2022
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Esther G
London, UK68 contributions
Nov. 2022
The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Santa Ana where I was staying booked me on the tour. It was excellent and the tour guide Max is a great story teller and made it interesting. I did the tour of the volcano, waterfall and coffee plantation. We also saw a mini zoo and were given breakfast and lunch. It was a great experience!
Written November 16, 2022
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hallalicia27
19 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
I love the artwork, gold leaf design, paintings and designs. The place is a work of art. I love to see how the theater seatings can be transformed into a ballroom
Written October 5, 2022
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Go296773
2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Great Marble Carving and architecture from France and Spain incorporated into the making of this fine building where the aristocrats gathered back in the earlier century. Now everyone can enjoy the building today since inly the wealthy could afford to attend events at this one of a kind back in the day.
Written September 24, 2022
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TEATRO NACIONAL COSTA RICA (San Jose) - 2023 What to Know BEFORE You Go

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