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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
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Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
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"airport terminal"
in 23 reviews
"costa rican art"
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"sculpture garden"
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"sabana park"
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"bas relief"
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"golden room"
in 9 reviews
"art museum"
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"free admission"
in 7 reviews
"vip lounge"
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"four walls"
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"room upstairs"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 11 reviews
"flight control"
in 3 reviews
"modern times"
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"small gem"
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"favorite pieces"
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"wall panels"
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Reviewed September 9, 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
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Reviewed August 29, 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
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Reviewed August 25, 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
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Reviewed July 22, 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
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Reviewed July 15, 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
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Reviewed May 7, 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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Reviewed May 4, 2017

The wife and I walked pass this museum and decided to go in. The second floor was under restoration so we were not able to see that portion. It had some interesting pieces of art, many historical. The best part is that is was free...More

Thank Edgar R
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Amazing small museum in San Jose. It is easily accessible by bus or train. It is at the edge of the Parque La Sabana. Amazing outdoor 3D art. It is nice way to get to better understand the people and culture of Costa Rica. Well...More

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Housed in the former airport, this is a wonderful little art museum. In the former diplomats lounge is a beautiful bas relief on all four walls telling the story of Costa Rica from pre-Columbian to the 20th century. Admission is free, and there are free...More

Thank run262016
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

This location has three areas. There are beautiful galleries on the main floor that are used for rotating exhibitions. How you react to what is on display will depend on how the current exhibition aligns with your artistic sensibilities. The second area is the outdoor...More

Thank PTP46
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Janet B
June 27, 2015|
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It's closed on the weekend. It's open Mon - Fri 8-4
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March 24, 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
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