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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela
Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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I really learned a lot here- not just about Juan Santamaria but they provide an in depth history of the context of the battle at Rivas. Who knew that a US lawyer and his "filibusters" could have such ... read more »
Hoy tuve oportunidad de visitar el museo por primera vez. Me gustó muchísimo la experiencia, todo muy limpio, el trato de los guardas y personal de limpieza inmejorables, muy educados y cordiales. En ... read more »Today I had opportunity to visit the Museum for the first time. I liked the experience so much, everything very clean, the treatment of the guards and cleaning staff excellent, very polite and friendly. As for the samples of the battles, the interactive part, weapons, costumes, models and the way they presented the story is extraordinary. Civics, the pursuit of peace, national pride, and many many values our rescue. Our country, our Republic was not forged from scratch, which was blood and sweat, is today for us peace and work. Was an experience beautiful and also without cost some. That Museum is putting a flower in the buttonhole. To close with a flourish: the paintings of the Costa Rican artist José Gerardo Hidalgo. Visit obliged.show original
Maria Jose P
Gran museo, sí quiere volver al pasado y revivir lo que Juan Santamaría, Juan María Porras y sus tropas pasaron, este es el lugar idoneo, con grandes exposiciones y charlas. También tiene una cafeterí... read more »Great Museum, want to go back to the past and relive what Juan Santamaría, Juan María Porras and his troops passed, this is the place suitable, with major exhibitions and talks. It also has a delicious Café.show original
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.
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.
Confidencial confidencialPerfectly restored. Resent renews their paintings of mural old. A place to visit.show original
Carlos CamposGreat place to find history of Costa Rica and its culture, the way that people lived in 1850-60. The Museum is rich in information and parts of that time, incredible history around Central magnificent of Juan Santamaria national hero, and the campaign between Costa Rica and William Walker. The Museum also has samples of arts by local artists in constant exposure which vary from time to time, also has many theatrical, musical presentation among others. The entrance to the Museum is free for nationals and foreigners and is open every day. Arriving from San Jose is easy, just take a bus from the Tuasa company that comes out on the side of the La Merced Park in downtown San Jose and leaves it at a terminal near the center of Alajuela. The city of Alejuela is very safe and clean. You have many options for eating well and not so expensive. I liked a place called Jalapeños (Mexican food) good price, good service in addition to this there are many soft drinks where you can eat dishes several or are options higher in price and quality at almost every corner.show original
Gwendal CharlesVery nice building, free entrance. Museum tracing the history of Costa Rica with neighbouring countries.show original
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