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Juan Santamaria Cultural Historical Museum is the national institution to acquire, preserve, preserve, research and disseminate cultural heritage, related to the National Campaign and the province of Alajuela. It is located in the Old Headquarer and...more
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Avenida 1, Calle Central y 2, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
All reviews costa rican history interesting history civil war juan santamaria translated into english free admission interesting place great displays few hours independence exhibits century nicaragua neighbors information plaza
Definitely worth checking out if you have time to kill in Alajuela. Small, interesting museum. Exhibits are very well done. About half is translated to English, so you definitely miss a lot if you don't speak Spanish. But still worth visiting, especially since it's free....More
Much of th information is in English and Spanish so worth it. Lots of great depictions if the wars and conflicts for not only Costa Rica but for its northern neighbor as well. Several halls with information and artifacts from historical times.
In central Alajuela, this history museum is not sufficiently well-known. It is free and offers important events in Costa Rican history as well as exhibits of contemporary Costa Rican artists. I just wrote a review of Jalapanos, a great restaurant only two blocks away. A...More
Across the street at the northwest corner of Alajuela's main plaza is this museum that is contained in a building that once served as a jail. The first big surprise was that no admission was charged, at least on the Wednesday afternoon that I went....More
We visited this museum when we were just wondering around downtown one morning. It a beautiful building and it had lots of cool displays but most of the signs were in Spanish so we didn’t get the whole experience. There was no fee for entry...More
Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum is a great place to learn a little bit about Costa Rica's history. Our family spent part of a morning there looking at the displays that tell the story of this national hero and the events that shaped Costa Rica....More
Very interesting historical summary of Costa Rica. Exhibits of clothing and tools used in the past.I was surprised to read the displays and learn of the turbulent evolution of today's modern country. Probably known to every local school kid in Costa Rica, but as a...More
It’s a nice museum. Well kept and easy to follow. English is available. Interesting history, great displays, old artifacts and even art gallery intergeaded. We were very fortunate to come on a day when it was free to the public. We enjoyed our visit.