National Museum (Museo Nacional), San Jose
(4.2/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Discover centuries of Costa Rican history at National Museum (Museo Nacional). Established in 1887, the museum sits within the Bellavista Fortress, the former army headquarters which saw Civil War battles, and where president Jose Figueres Ferrer abolished the military in 1949. Admire the historic structure and explore the museum inside, which boasts exhibits of the country's history ranging from pre-Columbian artifacts to displays about the colonial era and the independent nation. In addition to the historical and cultural exhibits, you can visit a butterfly garden inside the museum. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum (Museo Nacional) and many more San Jose attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Jose itinerary builder.
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  • The National Museum has everything a little, from a butterfly garden that shows our country's rich biodiversity, to fragments of our history, not only in old houses that the adonan, but also into the holes of bullets in their own walls. This Museum takes us on a journey of all that we get to turn into the Costa Rica today...
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  • We are so glad we started our second visit to Costa Rica with this visit. Beside the beautiful history of this country laid out before us in detail, if we had only seen the butterfly garden that would...  more »
  • Not sure about the butterfly entrance but an interning building with a facinating history. Lovely gardens and some interesting exhibits - old photos of San Jose, period rooms - one with a most beautif...  more »
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  • The video game convention, Connecturday, was great. There were live bands, decent convention food, and a lot of cool demonstrations. The building is large and I enjoyed the architecture of the building. I imagine that on normal days it must be a great place to visit.
  • Muy buenas exhibiciones
  • An amazing oportunity to learn about the history of Costa Rica!
  • Interesting exhibitions yet a bit outdated.
  • A little bit outdated but fine