Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

4.4
#1 of 7 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 good service, we took a good coffee, we went to the exhibitions of history that reminds us that we overthrow the philisbusters that reminds us that in Costa Rica we gave the blood for the land, life and family not as now that they sell the country at the best price . In fact it was a prison and we are told in the theater activities for future artists of different arts the museum facilitates culture and contributes with that knowledge
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  • I am proud that the culture is enriched through the theater In addition to the stay, the history of the canton is traced and a variety of beautiful sculptures are observed
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  • Excellent museum. Well laid out. No charge.
  • I liked it! I really wanted to learn more about the history of Costa Rica but nearly everything was in Spanish so I had difficulty understanding. Other than that, it's a beautiful place.
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