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 Museo Nacional or National Museum is worth your time if you are interested in a quick glimpse of Costa Rican history from Pre-Columbian times to the present. It's comprised of several exposition h...  more »
  • I love when they do activities for the little kids, all we enjoy, we had a great time, it is very organized, good space in the parking lot.
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  • Is in the Centre of the city, it maintains a continuous exposure of pre-Columbian art, art legioso and many things 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  • Interesting exhibitions yet a bit outdated.
  • A little bit outdated but fine