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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica: Tours & Tickets

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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best tours I have ever been on - an amazingly different approach (don’t want to spoil the surprise) made it incredibly interesting. We did the 11am tour in English, with 2 local Costa Rican ladies joining us - it was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside of the building is beautiful but nothing to see inside. Restaurant inside is really expensive and doesn't have typical food

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to have a look around but unfortunately closed on the day we visited for some function. however is an impressive building from the outside with nice architectural style.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the coolest tours you can do at San Jose. The most recognizable theatre of Costa Rica, and the most Historical too. Go on take a look, grab a coffe at one of the best caffes in town, admire the detailed decoration. ENJOY!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LnCWorldTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gorgeous Teatro is indeed an architectural jewel. One nof the few that has that glorious touch from the past. The art, the Foyer and the main building are just some of the aspects that will make you re consider where has architecture gone too....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

What an incredible experience! I’m so pleased I paid for the guided tour, that way I got to hear all the detail about how this place was built & all the stories. My guide, Eric, was entertaining & informative. 10 out of 10!

1  Thank AussieShan
Reviewed 6 September 2019

An exquisite example of the luxury of a by gone era maintained beautifully inside. Worth seeing on your own but best when you take the tour with the most interesting student tour guides who have a passion for showing off this heritage theater.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

Great tour, very informative and a beautiful facility. The tour guides spoke perfect english and had a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sightseer813350
Reviewed 1 September 2019

The theater was very nice. The building and artwork were absolutely stunning. I definitely enjoyed the paintings they had around as well as on the ceiling. My wife and I ended up doing this tour as our last attraction in Costa Rica. We went with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JacobImani
Reviewed 18 August 2019

My friend and I did a tour of the theater and it was fantastic. Our guide, Andrés, is an actor and musician himself and he was animated, funny, and knowledgeable. The theater really is gorgeous and ornate and its history is fascinating. Also get something...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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21 January 2019|
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Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
I did try and answer this question, but it looks like it didn't register. The best place to get the performance schdule would have been directly from the Theatre web site anyway. Apologies for the delay.
5 November 2018|
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Response from Anbrugo | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the above. We had only a short visit to the facility - unfortunately did not get to see a perdormance
23 August 2018|
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Response from Nicoyaforever | Reviewed this property |
According to the theater's event calendar in the website, the only performances for the month of December are on December 2nd. Keep checking the website, for they may get more performances later. Hope this helps and have a... More