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Central Valley Sights

Museo de Cultura Popular (Museum of Popular Culture)

  • From Musmanni bakery in Santa Lucía de Barva, 100 m north, then turn right 1 km/½ mile east; follow signs Map It
  • Heredia

Updated 04/10/2014

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At the edge of a middle-class neighborhood between Heredia and Barva, this museum is housed in a farmhouse with a large veranda built in 1885 with an adobe-like technique called bahareque. Run by the National University, the museum is furnished with antiques and surrounded by a garden and a small coffee farm. Just walking around the museum is instructive, but calling ahead to reserve a hands-on cultural tour (such as one on tortilla making) really makes it worth

the trip. An open-air restaurant serves bread baked in a clay oven, and fresh tortillas and tamales.

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Sight Information

Address:

From Musmanni bakery in Santa Lucía de Barva, 100 m north, then turn right 1 km/½ mile east; follow signs, Heredia, 40201, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2260–1619

Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Sun. 10–5, Mon.–Sat. by appointment

Updated 04/10/2014

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