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Central Valley Sights

Museo Juan Santamaría

  • Avda. 3, Cs. Central–2 Map It
  • Alajuela

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The heroic deeds of Juan Santamaria are celebrated in this museum housed in the old jail, on the north side of Parque Central. It's worth a quick look if you have the time; Santamaría's story is an interesting one. A pleasant café inside is a great place to stop for a coffee. Following the lead of the Teatro Nacional in San José, the museum holds a series of weekly concerts ($2) called Música al Mediodía ("Music at Noon") each Thursday from February to early December.

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Avda. 3, Cs. Central–2, Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5; café Tues.–Sat. 11–5


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