Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum

Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum

Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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 Old Alajuela's City Jail. The Museum have historial and art exhibitions, cafe, bookstore, library and an auditorium where cultural activities take place.
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Robert S
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
I thought it was worth the experience! Good to note 📝 the whole event was free! Super fun to explore and get more insight on Costa Rica culture!
Written 24 August 2023
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melanie002
Dartmouth, Canada41 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Yes would do this again! Very well planned out and in English too! Did not know a lot about the history of CR! Now I do and some of the people that played a great part in the history
Written 3 April 2023
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Jacinda B
35 contributions
Nov 2022
The customer service here was exceptional! We were the only people there at the time, so they gave us a lot of special attention and showed us the suggested order to view the rooms. They also made sure we got a chance to go to the roof, which was definitely the highlight of our visit. The views were amazing and the staff member who brought us up there took photos of us upon our request and allowed us to take our time looking out over the city. As English-speaking tourists, we weren't able to fully understand the exhibits because only about half of the signs had English translations, but we saw enough to learn a lot about the history and culture of Alajuela.
Written 22 November 2022
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CiscoTax
Lexington, SC16 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The history of the building and the ticos were beautifully represented. The museum was very clean. The views from the roof were amazing. What set this museum apart was how helpful and knowledgeable the staff were. Wish we had longer as and hour was not enough. 5 teens/2- 40s and a 70s
Written 10 August 2022
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Phil G
London, UK36 contributions
Jul 2021
If you're in Alajuela then this is somewhere you must visit, along with the central market!!

Here you can learn all about the history of the country and see many interesting historical items of clothing, tools, stonware, army weapons, etc... It doesn't take more than an hour to walk round and it's a good place to take a break from either the heat or the rain.

I think the entry was free and the staff that were working at the museum were very helpful.
Written 31 July 2021
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Susan B
Perkinsville, VT11 contributions
Jan 2020
The historical culture museum carries one through the steps of Costa Rican political leadership development. The building is also a piece of history in itself. A walk on the roof level reveals a view of the city and images of what guard service may have been like.
Written 9 February 2020
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Brad O
Washington DC, DC48 contributions
Nov 2019
Walking through the doors evokes the history of CR, and the rooms are filled with more history of the country that helped me deepen my appreciation for Costa Rica beyond eco-tourism.
Written 1 December 2019
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PurpleBandit
Miami, FL13 contributions
Aug 2019
If you only have an hour in downtown, Alajuela, try this museum. It's free and has well designed, informative, exhibits that tell the history of Costa Rica.
Written 30 September 2019
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Phil J
Buda, TX168 contributions
Sept 2019
Costa Rica was invaded by mercenaries, hoping to enslave the people and gain admittance into the United States. The Costa Rican people rose up to expel the bastards, and this museum goes into great detail about that struggle, and many other aspects of Costa Rican life. It's free, you just sign in at the guard desk. The toilets in the public restrooms have been stripped of their toilet seats, for some reason, both men's and women's
Written 18 September 2019
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George B
12 contributions
Feb 2019
We aren't fans of San Jose and try to stay out of the big city. However, there are a few sites in San Jose that are worth the trip. This museum is one of those sites. Spend an hour or two learning the history and culture of this amazing country.
Written 19 March 2019
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