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Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket

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US$ 10.00
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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (National Theater of Costa Rica) any time during opening hours and present your pre-booked admission ticket for entry. Located in the heart of San Jose and featuring an impressive neoclassical facade, the theater is the architectural gem of the Costa Rican capital. Since its inaugural performance of Fausto de Gounod in 1897, Teatro Nacional has been the epicenter of the city’s fine arts scene including opera, symphony, and other performing arts.

    Your ticket includes a 35-minute guided tour, offered every hour in English or Spanish. Learn about the theater’s long and celebrated history, plus unique components of its eclectic design. Admire elements inspired by classical Greece and Rome in the foyer, plus swaths of marble and the ornate neoclassical Pompeian style of the first and second lobbies. For the final act, step inside the sumptuous auditorium adorned with a large chandelier and romantic paintings depicting scenes from 19th-century life.

    At the end of the tour, visit the on-site café to purchase a snack or beverage if you like before heading back out into a bustling San Jose day.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    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
    Thank Storyteller549069
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The National Theater is the pride of Costa Rica & it is BEAUTIFUL! A tour will let you see the outside and the lobby. To really appreciate it, I highly recommend seeing a show there. Look up their calendar of events online and go see...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lorrie B
    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    Great experience, wonderful and charming guide, interesting facts. A little jewel in the middle of San José

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Omid K
    Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

    One of the few places we have found here with such beautiful architecture and history. It’s worth a trip. My husband and I enjoyed it. Our 5 year old was bored, but luckily the tour was less than an hour.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Trip699370
    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    I loved this theater ,it is so beautiful and when you are there , you will stay long time looking without a word. The location is exactly at San Jose center.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank michaelplatanuim
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    6 May 2019|
    Response from nat_nv123 | Reviewed this property |
    There is a cafe attached to it. Not a huge selection but coffee and pastries. The quiche was really good.
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