Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

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#1 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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  • We visited this museum when we were just wondering around downtown one morning. It a beautiful building and it had lots of cool displays but most of the signs were in Spanish so we didn’t get the whol...  more »
  • Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum is a great place to learn a little bit about Costa Rica's history. Our family spent part of a morning there looking at the displays that tell the story of th...  more »
  • Very interesting historical summary of Costa Rica. Exhibits of clothing and tools used in the past.I was surprised to read the displays and learn of the turbulent evolution of today's modern country. ...  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.
  • I enjoyed this museum. The town is very nice as well.
  • Good place if you want to know about costarrican history
  • 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.

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