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Souvenir Museum

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Beautiful museum- needs a better name!

Gorgeous space inside with amazing items! Think of a Museum of Art Gift Store with Costa Rican... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Laura C
A must-see if you are in Alajuela

Very good place if you want to get to know about the culture in Costa Rica. You will learn about... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2015
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Authentic handicraft, handmade in Costa Rica. Shopping with purpose!
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North, from Tribunales de Justicia. 1 km | Main road to Poás Volcano National Park., Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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+506 2441 5639
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Gorgeous space inside with amazing items! Think of a Museum of Art Gift Store with Costa Rican artifacts!

Thank Laura C
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Manager at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2016

Hello Laura! We love when our visitors discover the wonderful crafts we have and theirs stories. Thank you for you feedback! We are going to think if there is a better name that describe the authentic handicrafts we have.

Reviewed 2 May 2015

Very good place if you want to get to know about the culture in Costa Rica. You will learn about all the handcrafts in Costa Rica and where and how they are produced. Of course you can also buy all of the displayed souvenirs in...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

Morning Keepcoding! Is a pleasure for our social enterprise to know that you learned about the Costa Rican culture and identity through the experience in the Souvenir Museum and the quality crafts. You left your social footprint during your trip to Costa Rica. Your comment...More

Reviewed 18 February 2015

We happened to be driving by today and found this place... what a nice surprise! The shop is stocked with well made arts and crafts that you are not going to find anywhere else- definitely not the same souvenirs you see over and over again...More

Thank danmarwhi
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2015

Hi Danmarwhi It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores! Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept. We’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special...More

Reviewed 17 December 2014

This shop is wonderful. It has lots of different handmade products you won't find anywhere else. Yes it is a bit pricey, but it helps the local artists. What a better way than leaving your footprint in this great country and bring home some great...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

Thanks for your review! With it you are supporting for more tourists around the world to discover Souvenir Museum Verdes&Colores in Costa Rica! Verdes&Colores is a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development of the artisan communities through fair trade in the whole chain of value....More

Reviewed 27 June 2014

The souvenir museum verdes & colores is a well done small shop. They stock interesting things that aren't seen at all the shops. Some very pretty orchid jewelry. The only negative are the prices. The shop is worth visiting to find the extra special something...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Thank you very much for your comment; it’s always a pleasure to receive new visitors and we’re happy to know that you liked the shop. Verdes&Colores is the first store in Costa Rica to be certified by the World Fair Trade Organization; and by these...More

Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love this store, the products are unique, one of a kind, quality arts and crafts that are also environmentally friendly and that help different local projects... Can't ask for more. Every time I visit Costa Rica, this is a must stop for me, I've...More

Thank Mariasol D
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Hello Sunshine2377, thank you very much! Every time you visit you’re supporting the development of Costarican artisan communities; so thanks for sending more travellers our way! Our team is very excited to learn that during your visit you could explore, learn and now share with...More

Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very nice place, with a wonderful girl who explain lot of things!! Really interesting! We bought a fabulous buruca mask (blue one)! Thanks again for all! Marion and Laurent. (France) PS: could you send us by email the little description card which was with the...More

Thank Killzelolo
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Hi Marion and Laurent! It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores, we’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir. Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing...More

Reviewed 8 October 2013

As others have said, a visit here is fascinating and worthwhile. Learn about authentic Costa Rican arts and artisans. Everything is top quality and well-priced. Makes you feel good about supporting these young business people and their sustainable and fair traded products.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Loved this place. Melissa (I think that was here name) was very helpful. Besides speaking excellent english, she has an excellent command of Costa Rican history and culture. They offer a wide assortment of sustainable and fair trade gifts. Everything there is made in a...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2013

Mrs. Jesee, thank you for the comment!! Thanks to people like you, we continue to support artisan communities from Costa Rica. Through the authentic memorabilia gifts, we can take the stories and tell about our traditions beyond the borders. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 11 April 2013

I had the pleasure to visit the Souvenir Museo in Alajuela i found the products very beautiful with interesting stories that the people told me, if anyone is in Alajuela it is a good place to visit before you leave the country, because if you...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2013

Dear Mr. Jeffrrey Thanks for the comment! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to the Souvenir Museum. Thanks to customers like you we can continue to support the growth of local communities through sustainable development. See you soon!

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