Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

4.3
#2 of 8 in Museums in Province of Alajuela
Celebrating the life of a young soldier who gave his life for his country, Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum invites you to learn about the history of the brave hero as well as the country itself. The musem is housed inside a garrison (an army base), which ceased to exist in 1949, after the president disbanded the army. It hosts both permanent and temporary artworks from local artists including paintings, sculptures, and etchings. Also find depictions of fierce battles, old weaponry, and army uniforms. Take children to the kids play area where puzzles and memory-based games help youth learn about the local history. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Alajuela fast, fun, and easy.
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  • This museum has a permanent exhibition that allows to know part of the story of Costa Rica and Central America in a good way. The building occupies is beautiful, friendly staff and exhibitions pretty well accomplished. The entrance is free.
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  • A good place to spend about an hour. A great insight into the history. Not all the info is translated into English though.  more »
  • I enjoy getting the history of Costa Rica. It's good knowing what strong men & women living here. All free. And sometimes you get a free concert in the park.  more »
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  • It's a very interesting place to learn about the history of 1856 war against William Walker. The Museum is small... the building itself is a historical site and the exhibitions are very well done and tell you the story from the Costarican point of view.
  • this Museum seems to get better each time that I go there it gives a good view of the Alajuela history. The staff is friendly and very informative. I wish that there was more in English but I realize that this is a big job for a small Museum. If you're ever in Alajuela and get caught in the rain it is a good place to pass the time. They also have good clean restrooms.
  • That was incredible experience I learning about the history of my country
  • There is not much to see here, is just a historical building used for certain events.
  • Very good maintained, interesting and easy access.
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