Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose

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Soak up some Costa Rican culture at Museo de Arte Costarricense, an intimate space housing the nation's largest collection of art. The intriguing architecture of the museum reflects its previous life as the country’s international airport terminal, converted in 1955 to open its doors to both foreign and homegrown fine art. A collection of over 6,400 works of Costa Rican paintings, sculptures, photography and printmaking dating back to the mid-19th century are scattered across the walls and grounds of the charming gallery. Visit the display rooms of artist Juan Manuel Sanchez to appreciate a diverse array of work from the national treasure. You can also admire an ever-growing collection of works from leading international artists. With our international travel planner, San Jose attractions like Museo de Arte Costarricense can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I share a picture by far of the Costa Rican Art Museum, all an attraction. You can combine ride and a bit of culture
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  • This location has three areas. There are beautiful galleries on the main floor that are used for rotating exhibitions. How you react to what is on display will depend on how the current exhibition ali...  more »
  • If you are into abstract art you might enjoy the rest of the museum. But the "golden room" was just awesome. It has a sculpted mural about the history of Costa Rica that was incredible. The building i...  more »
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  • a lovely lil museum filled with a diverse range of art. if you're ever in san jose be sure to visit
  • it was very boring bruh smh
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  • In the backyard should visit the collection of sculptural work of master Jorge Jiménez Deheredia, as well as the Golden Hall on the upper floor. Internally it has a wide display of engravings by Francisco Amiguetti.
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