Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

4.4
#1 of 8 in Museums in Province of Alajuela
Celebrating the life of a young soldier who gave his life for his country, Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum invites you to learn about the history of the brave hero as well as the country itself. The musem is housed inside a garrison (an army base), which ceased to exist in 1949, after the president disbanded the army. It hosts both permanent and temporary artworks from local artists including paintings, sculptures, and etchings. Also find depictions of fierce battles, old weaponry, and army uniforms. Take children to the kids play area where puzzles and memory-based games help youth learn about the local history. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Alajuela fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Very nice and interesting and updated! I went with my husband and son and learned a lot from the history of Costa Rica but in a very graphic and entertaining way! Also the place is super central and easy to reach!
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  • 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.  more »
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  • This was a great free museum in a nice space. Lots of historical information, enough English descriptions for visitors with limited Spanish to understand exhibits. There was a fantastic art exhibit upstairs when we were there.
  • More friendly faces - the wardens were keen to unlock the door to the roof top, letting us slowly walk the perimeter to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Alajuela. The exhibits are well presented and clearly show how war had its place in their history.
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