San Jose Sights


Teatro Popular Melico Salazar

Teatro Popular Melico Salazar Review

Across Avenida 2 on the north side of Parque Central stands San José's second major performance hall (after the Teatro Nacional). The 1928 building is on the site of a 19th-century military barracks felled by an earthquake. The venue was later named for Costa Rican operatic tenor Manuel "Melico" Salazar (1887–1950). It was constructed specifically to provide a less highbrow alternative to the Teatro Nacional. These days it provides the capital with a steady diet of music and dance performances.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Avda. 2 and C. 2, Barrio La Merced, San José, 10104
  • Phone: /2295–6000
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown
Updated: 04-10-2014

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