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Museo de Arte Costarricense

Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
+506 2256 1281
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Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup
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This museum displays works by local artists.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
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"airport terminal"
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"costa rican art"
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"sculpture garden"
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"sabana park"
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"bas relief"
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"art museum"
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"free admission"
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"room upstairs"
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"vip lounge"
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"small museum"
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"four walls"
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"airport lounge"
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"modern times"
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"soda tapia"
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"small gem"
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"walls covered"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful sculpture gardens, excellent exhibition, historic architecture & active outreach to local youth. Don’t miss this (and do plan on more than the 15 minutes that most day tours seem to allocate)!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the atmosphere in this beautiful iconic building. Imagine what air travel must have felt like when this was the airport building! It is a wonderfully kept historic place, the perfect backdrop for displaying various temporary collections. Don’t miss the sculpture garden behind it....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The former airport terminal from a more romantic time for travel - this building is a treasure - make sure you don't miss the former VIP lounge on the second floor! The grounds are also an oasis from the nearby non stop traffic of the...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

we came here for the Sabana Parc on a Sunday, to see locals spending their free day. as the weather turned worse, we dropped in here and were amazed. the building itself is worth the visit. this is the former airport building from the 1940s....More

Thank r0landbrunner
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a must see. Its Free too! The quality of art in this place is fantastic. I highly recommend a visit if you enjoy mid century art as well as some modern contemporary art. Then go upstairs to see magnificent wood wall carvings that...More

Thank Scoutwonderworld
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this art gallery on a walk through San Jose. It's free to get in and has lots of lovely art. Definitely worth a trip

Thank Kim-Neil
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It's a tiny art museum but it's free. The museum was repurposed from an airport terminal, which renders a sense of history for this museum - reminds me of Musee D'orsay! Pretty amazing collection of Latin artwork! Took an hour to finish viewing all the...More

Thank Rachel Z
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love this museum for so many reasons. It's next to La Sabana, so you can have a pic nic at the park and then go to the museum for a nice super cheap weekend since there is no entrance fee and last time I...More

Thank Mariela Quesada M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This museum has free admission. The outdoor sculpture is lovely, and the building housing the museum is the former airport terminal, and is worth the visit on its own. One artwork: San Jose Tourist, was quite amusing.

Thank 81cathy
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Small, mostly contemporary painting, sculptures and mixed media. Outdoor sculpture garden is the most impressive part of this museum. Formerly this museum was the terminal for San Jose's first airport. Admission is free so this is a do not miss activity when you are in...More

Thank Mishu R
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Response from Suzanne F | Reviewed this property |
It's for free. Do not expect a large museum, though, in case you are used to the large European museums. It's basically composed of a large main hall at the entrance, two small rooms at the North side, about a Southern room... More
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