Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We visited here for 1/2 hour prior to closing. It's small & doesn't take long to view everything. I would say only need an hour to thoroughly enjoy. We found it very interesting & are glad we stopped ...  more »
  • Small art museum, worth the trip if not out of the way. Good interesting art. Was quick which is good for us as we can only do a little art at a time. Also an interesting building, don't miss the room...  more »
  • The building was the original airport when the airstrip was in Sabana Park. Excellent outdoor sculpture garden and the upstairs original diplomat room has amazing wall sculpture of the history of Cost...  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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