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Museo de Arte Costarricense

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Address: Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
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This museum displays works by local artists.

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Just the second floor

If you are into abstract art you might enjoy the rest of the museum. But the "golden room" was just awesome. It has a sculpted mural about the history of Costa Rica that was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are into abstract art you might enjoy the rest of the museum. But the "golden room" was just awesome. It has a sculpted mural about the history of Costa Rica that was incredible. The building itself was pretty nice too, built in 1940, it has beautiful wooden details in the rest of that second floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some excellent modern carved figures. Take time to go upstairs and see the VIP departure lounge and the modern wall panels.through to the venue up the main Avenue which was closed to traffic on the Sunday for dog shows, childrens activities and general socialising. After the venue walk into the park and watch the football on the Sunday

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving up to this location wanted never think that reality is much history does this is the original international airport for Costa Rica has so much history which is overrepresented in the VIP room you have two visit this location and get the story behind 1963

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was simply beautiful . Our tour guide explained the history of the continuous wood mural that covered the four walls of the room upstairs. I am glad I got to experience such a treasure. Manual Vargas was the featured artist, he had some beautiful pieces of art on display, he is fascinated with the curves of women. There... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very small and almost empty. Yet, it has a special atmosphere that makes it worth a visit. You will have the chance to feel a bit of the history of San José as you will enter the building of the former airport, and can admire some beautiful sculptures inside and outside in the small garden. Combine it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum contained beautiful art pieces, including paintings and sculptures. What made it additionally interesting is that it is in a former airport. I really enjoyed the second floor, with beautiful wood carving and murals of family life in Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A small but very nice exhibition of sculptures by Manuel Vargas. The artist is fascinated by voluptuous strong women. Fantastic figures in wood and bronze. The display blends in well with the permanent exhibition of sculture works by other Costa Rican in the garden. The former airport building in itself is worth a visit. Surprisingly cool because of the tiled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This museum is amazing. First, the Costa Ricans (ticos) preserve everything they can. This was an airport for the rich and famous. There is a room where the very rich waited for planes and the wood carvings are breathtaking! please visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is next to the central park on Passe Colon. If you go on Sunday, as I did, it is free. A fine display of modern Central American art... Do not forget to go upstairs to see the impressive V.I.P. lounge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Even though there was lots of construction going on and each room you went into set off a motion sensor alarm that chirped continually it was interesting. The art on display was varied but it's the 2nd floor that makes it worthwhile! Beautiful carved walls!

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