Museo de Arte Costarricense

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Museo de Arte Costarricense

Museo de Arte Costarricense
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ladypinkie
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
Sep. 2021
This museum was a real find. It is free and has a unique collection of different types of art by Costa Rican artists. There is also a sculpture garden in the back. It is located at the front of a park, so you can also wander around the park before or after. One of the best art museums I have visited.
Written September 14, 2021
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Kendis H
3 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
A perfect way to spend a hot, humid afternoon in San Jose! If you love art, don’t miss a chance to visit this excellent display of Costa Rican art.
Written June 25, 2021
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Robin S
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Feb. 2020
This art gallery is housed in the old airport building, which is a lovely example of local, white stucco and red tile roof Colonial Spanish architecture, which closed in 1958. There is some very interesting art inside, too.
Written February 19, 2020
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OzExpat
Tempe, AZ155 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
This is a small art museum at one end of Parque La Sabana that I almost didn’t go to - I’m so glad I did!! The art was contemporary and well worth a look - Costa Rican artists. Also the building is the old San Jose Air Terminal and is itself definitely worth a look. I spent well over an hour here - it was relaxing and just a nice place to hang out for a while. The former executive lounge on the second floor was quite wonderful. If you like modern art and architecture don’t miss this. It’s also free!!!
Written February 16, 2020
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,651 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting this free art museum. It features Costa Rican art. The art was very colorful and interesting. The building used to be the terminal for the San Jose airport. Upstairs you can visit the business lounge with beautiful carved walls depicting Costa Rica’s history.
Written January 19, 2020
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bighack
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico76 contributions
Jan. 2020
We enjoyed spending an hour or so at this fine museum, learning a lot about contemporary Costa Rican art in a beautiful environment.
Written January 10, 2020
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Banquo
3 contributions
Dec. 2019
I highly recommend visiting the art museum. Plus, it borders the large city park, which makes for an interesting walk around its grounds, watching local kids play soccer, families picnic, and folk jogging or walking around on their lunch breaks.
The museum itself is not large and to me a very digestible amount. Often museums can be so large, with so much on display, that you barely get to see it all, not to mention feel a bit worn out. The wood carving room is incredible...go upstairs and check it out.
I didn't find San Jose a particularly pedestrian-friendly city - busy traffic, motorcycles zipping around every car in traffic, and very few if any cross walks!! The local norm seems to be to play frogger between traffic lights and look disdainfully at oncoming traffic as they zip toward you.
I stayed downtown at the Autentico and it is walking distance to this museum, with slightly less than normal pedestrian panic relatively speaking. I found a sky bridge not far from it, which i highly recommend using.
This was free admission, donations accepted. What a great little museum. Check it out.
Written December 27, 2019
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Norma and Gene
San Jose, Costa Rica8 contributions
Nov. 2019
A visit to the museum is interesting both for tourists and residents of Costa Rica. There are new exhibitions every six months or so and the regular collection is very good. There is a nice sculpture garden in back and a wonderful upstairs room with panals depicting Costa Rican history. This was once the diplomatic lounge. Entrance is free. A coffee shop would be a wonderful addition.
Written November 30, 2019
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Harold4855857
Fort Worth, TX40 contributions
Aug. 2019
Limited by its scope, Costa Rican art barely moves the needle, it's sort of like French war heroes. Everything could fit in one large room, everything worthwhile could fit in a closet, unless you find a photo of gentalia with a Mickey Mouse doll exciting. Of course it is free.
Written August 9, 2019
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Rogers L
3 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Friends
The sculpture garden, my personal favorite section, is unchanging and always both a stimulating and relaxing end to a visit.. in a European museum there was a cafeteria and/or shop included such a beautiful place
Written July 8, 2019
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