Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose

(4.4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • This museum, located in the Savannah, is mounted on a very nice building, who knew how to operate like airport in the 1940s. It has temporary exhibitions, the sculpture garden, national salons between 1972 and 2003 Awards. The Golden room, which boasts an impressive mural artist Louis Féron Parizot, is a stunning space. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free. Beautiful!
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  • This small museum is pitch perfect. Beautiful and powerful art displayed with a very keen eye. We returned to view our favorite pieces again only to find we have new favorites. Virtually all the exhib...  more »
  • The Museum of Costa Rican art has a building magnificent. Formerly it was the first airport in San Jose. There you can see very interesting art works by artists of the country. It is located in the parque La Sabana. Admission is free and gratuita.los hours are Tuesday-Sabado.de 10 am to 5 pm.
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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
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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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