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Teatro Popular Melico Salazar

  • Avda. 2, C. 2 Map It
  • San José
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 06/18/2015

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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.

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Avda. 2, C. 2, San José, 10104, Costa Rica

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Published 06/18/2015


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