Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

4.3
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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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Alajuela fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Much of th information is in English and Spanish so worth it. Lots of great depictions if the wars and conflicts for not only Costa Rica but for its northern neighbor as well. Several halls with infor...  more »
  • Excellent place, have made of the a true journey through our history have made this wonderful place worth to visit more than once
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  • Despite being a site little promoted, it brings together an important accumulation of history and culture that must visit. It is a different Museum and that should be clear before the visit, not charged antiques or spectacular items, but also knowledge and a very important cultural legacy. Recommended for those who love history, not for those who expect a massive exhibition of antique items.
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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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