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Museo de Arte Costarricense

  • C. 42, Paseo Colón Map It
  • Paseo Colón

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Parque La Sabana, C. 42, Paseo Colón, San José, San José, 10108, Costa Rica

Map It

Phone:

/2256–1281

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 06/18/2015

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