Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

4.1
#2 of 7 in Museums in Province of Alajuela
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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. Put Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alajuela itinerary planner.
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  • A very nice place and where we can learn many interesting things in the province of Alajuela. You can go alone or accompanied, is an event that you do not remove more than one hour of your ride.
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  • A few days ago I made a visit to this Museum, and is very pleased with the collection that has and the exhibition halls. I am quite well despite having to adapt to the existing structure. I recommend it for its ease of access and their truth content
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  • Juan Santamaría Museum is awesome because you can learn about the history of Alajuela City and How it contributed in the National history as a town.  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is a small museum, but has a lot of history of Alajuela. The museum will not take you too long to cover and is free.
  • The exhibition is Spanish only.
  • It was alright. I like this kind of stuff, but it was hard to understand the museum since I am a novice Spanish speaker. Wish I had a tour guide, but it's free.
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