Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, San Jose: Hours, Address, Teatro Nacional Costa Rica Reviews: 4.5/5

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
4.5
Historic Sites • Theatres
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
About
Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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vdelcastillo
Sydney, Australia214 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Must see, what a place! The preservation is stunning, the tour was $6 per person. They have English and Spanish and they start at 1pm every hour. Beautiful building. There’s a cafe inside which looked great but we ended up going to Cafe Rojo. Walking around it felt like we were in France. Great job taking care of the place!
Written January 14, 2022
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Juan C
Las Vegas, NV370 contributions
Dec. 2021
This beautiful and historic place is really worth visiting. I recommend taking the complete tour of the theater and listening to the guide tell the story of the theater while you walk through the beautiful rooms and access the seating area and the stage. Everything very impressive. There is a cafe inside with very good offers of food and drinks. You can access the theater cafe without having to do the full tour, although I really recommend doing the full tour.
Written January 12, 2022
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Inspire573404
10 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
We were staying at the hotel across the street and decided to visit the historic teatro nacional of Costa Rica. I wish I could remember the name of our tour guide - she was excellent and completely exceeded our expectations. The theatre itself is beautiful and well worth the short visit, but our guide was so passionate and knowledgeable that it really made the visit memorable. You could tell she loved the theatre, its history, and sharing this with visitors. Very well done!
Written January 2, 2022
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DavidWMcCulloch
San Mateo, CA80 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
I was a little skeptical about visiting a theater, but the tour was absolutely wonderful and the visit very worthwhile. We (family of four) had a very knowledgeable (English speaking) guide who told us all about the colorful history of this beautiful landmark. The guide managed to keep my kids (8 and 10) engaged, which was miraculous for a non-digital experience, and later in the day they remembered quite a lot of what they learned. Covid precautions were also exemplary.
Written December 23, 2021
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swisstraveller
Berne525 contributions
Dec. 2021
The building looks really beautiful from the outside, and is according to several people the most beautiful building in San Jose. I didnt join a tour and only visited the lobby, and had a hot chocolate in the nice café / restaurant.
Written December 19, 2021
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Sandy K
Glen Rock, PA91 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
The tour of the National Theater was well worth the $10 and 40 minutes it took to see everything. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the theater was exceptionally beautiful. The little café inside the theater was perfect for lunch or a snack.
Written December 18, 2021
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK3,897 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
My friend and I only saw the building front the outside, its nothing special, but to be fair it's the best looking building we saw in San Jose.
Written September 9, 2021
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Stephen Sanderson
Dallas, TX6 contributions
Aug. 2021
The decor brought me back to Europe, and Italy in particular. Very ornate and the detailed workmanship is inspiring.
Written August 19, 2021
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Carlos N
Miami, FL189 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and majestic, located in the heart of San Jose. The marble statues and painting in the ceiling are relevant. Try something at the Café next to the lobby.
Written August 1, 2021
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rebeccabrabb
West Monroe, LA710 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Solo
Beautiful theater! It is worth taking the tour. I love not had time for 1/2 of the tour but it was well woot! So interesting to learn about this BEAUTIFUL building!
Written July 9, 2021
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