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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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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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This museum displays works by local artists.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“costa rican art” (18 reviews)
“sabana park” (16 reviews)
Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica
+506 2256 1281
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Even though there was lots of construction going on and each room you went into set off a motion sensor alarm that chirped continually it was interesting. The art on display was varied but it's the 2nd floor that makes it worthwhile! Beautiful carved walls!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The museum was in the old airport terminal and while the art was not impressive, the second floor had a large room which was originally the airport's diplomat lounge. This room was stunning. The walls portrayed the history of Costa Rica up until 1940 when...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I loved the combination of modern art and history at this place. The building itself also tells a great story. Go there and get to understand Costa Rican culture better! I went there in 2014.

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This former airport building is now a contemporary art museum. Nice sculpture garden in the back. The hardest part is crossing the street in front of the building; no pedestrian crosswalks. Admission is free and must check all bags in a complimentary locker.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The museum is located in the old airport terminal at the east end of Parque La Sabana. There is an outdoor sculpture garden and sitting areas with some excellent examples of Costa Rican art. The interior features multiple different rooms with world class art. The...More

Thank cozpop
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I love it because Mi Casa guesthouse is walking distance, so I recommend it to every guest. Plus you can go and enjoy a Park and really see a local live. When you go the visit the museum you will see the work of the...More

Thank Vanguard G
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This small museum is pitch perfect. Beautiful and powerful art displayed with a very keen eye. We returned to view our favorite pieces again only to find we have new favorites. Virtually all the exhibits had changed. Thankfully, the incredible women who grace the grounds...More

Thank Don. T
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The museum is housed in a building that was once an airport! The building is beautiful and the art work is a mix of modern and historical. When we were there the exhibit was of modern art wooden sculpture, paint and textile mixed media. Very...More

1  Thank aimimi58
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A small but contemporary art museum that requires only 30 to 60 minutes to view. The most interesting part? The gallery and adjacent park were an airport pre-1940: very interesting!

1  Thank Fadamos
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here for 1/2 hour prior to closing. It's small & doesn't take long to view everything. I would say only need an hour to thoroughly enjoy. We found it very interesting & are glad we stopped by. Only upstairs display is in English...More

1  Thank Ruger09
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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