Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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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  • The butterfly is interesting and very well put. The gold room is small but very good parts. The pre-Columbian room is very well explained and very good parts of different tribes of Costa Rica. The building per relies on the penalty. It was the last headquarters of the tico Army (1948) before disappearing. There are good temporary exhibitions and good views of San Jose from the Museum. The "spheres" are wonderful.
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  • This museum was the first stop on a city tour we did. Lots of interesting art. The room with the bronze murals was super interesting. We were lucky that our guide talked us through the history told th...  read more »
  • Very amazed on how this use to be the Local Airport of San Jose Sabana Costa Rica. People were helpful and knowledgable. 
  • Muy buenas obras aunque muchas no se quedan ahí mucho tiempo, si van deben visitar el icónico salón dorado, lo mejor es que la entrada es gratis
  • 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
  • Nice place to visit once.
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  • An interesting super Museum to visit. The museum itself is part of the exhibition and has much of the country's past.
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