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Museo de Arte Costarricense

Museo de Arte Costarricense Review

Located in La Sabana Park, which was once Costa Rica's international airport, this, the country's foremost art museum, was once its terminal and control tower. A splendid collection of 19th- and 20th-century Costa Rican art, labeled in Spanish and English, is housed in 12 exhibition halls. Be sure to visit the top-floor Salón Dorado to see the stucco, bronze-plate bas-relief mural depicting Costa Rican history, created by French sculptor Louis Feron. Guided tours are offered Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 3. Wander into the sculpture garden in back and take in Jorge Jiménez's 22-foot-tall Imagen Cósmica, which depicts pre-Columbian traditions.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Parque La Sabana, C. 42 and Paseo Colón, Paseo Colón, San José, 10108 | Map It
  • Phone: /2256–1281
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–4
  • Website:
  • Location: West of Downtown
Updated: 04-10-2014

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