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Museo de Arte Costarricense

Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
+506 2256 1281
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This museum displays works by local artists.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“costa rican art” (18 reviews)
“sabana park” (16 reviews)
Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
+506 2256 1281
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The former airport terminal from a more romantic time for travel - this building is a treasure - make sure you don't miss the former VIP lounge on the second floor! The grounds are also an oasis from the nearby non stop traffic of the...More

Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came here for the Sabana Parc on a Sunday, to see locals spending their free day. as the weather turned worse, we dropped in here and were amazed. the building itself is worth the visit. this is the former airport building from the 1940s....More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a must see. Its Free too! The quality of art in this place is fantastic. I highly recommend a visit if you enjoy mid century art as well as some modern contemporary art. Then go upstairs to see magnificent wood wall carvings that...More

Thank Scoutwonderworld
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this art gallery on a walk through San Jose. It's free to get in and has lots of lovely art. Definitely worth a trip

Thank Kim-Neil
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It's a tiny art museum but it's free. The museum was repurposed from an airport terminal, which renders a sense of history for this museum - reminds me of Musee D'orsay! Pretty amazing collection of Latin artwork! Took an hour to finish viewing all the...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I love this museum for so many reasons. It's next to La Sabana, so you can have a pic nic at the park and then go to the museum for a nice super cheap weekend since there is no entrance fee and last time I...More

Thank Mariela Quesada M
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This museum has free admission. The outdoor sculpture is lovely, and the building housing the museum is the former airport terminal, and is worth the visit on its own. One artwork: San Jose Tourist, was quite amusing.

Thank 81cathy
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Small, mostly contemporary painting, sculptures and mixed media. Outdoor sculpture garden is the most impressive part of this museum. Formerly this museum was the terminal for San Jose's first airport. Admission is free so this is a do not miss activity when you are in...More

Thank Mishu R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The best modern art museum in Costa Rica. Nicely situated by the Sabana park. Very interesting paintings and sculptures, specially from Francisco Zúñiga.

Thank Pachofb
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Two fantastic reasons to visit, the first is the temporary gallery space downstairs. Loved seeing the range of works produced in early 2017 for the competition - stunning photos. The second is imaging this as the airport and watching the B&W 1950's footage of when...More

Thank KarYntravels
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Lacey s
24 March 2015|
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Response from Suzanne F | Reviewed this property |
It's for free. Do not expect a large museum, though, in case you are used to the large European museums. It's basically composed of a large main hall at the entrance, two small rooms at the North side, about a Southern room... More