Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, San Jose

4.4
Discover centuries of Costa Rican history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica. Established in 1887, the museum sits within the Bellavista Fortress, the former army headquarters which saw Civil War battles, and where president Jose Figueres Ferrer abolished the military in 1949. Admire the historic structure and explore the museum inside, which boasts exhibits of the country's history ranging from pre-Columbian artifacts to displays about the colonial era and the independent nation. In addition to the historical and cultural exhibits, you can visit a butterfly garden inside the museum. Put Museo Nacional De Costa Rica into our San Jose online day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Jose.
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  • This was one of the highlights of our visit to San José. We spent about 2 hours going through their main exhibit, which reviews the history of CR starting with the indigenous pre-Columbian period...  more »
  • Love the place, got a lot of interesting history, love the paints. I will go back if i had the chance. Nice and quiet place but beautiful  more »
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  • Interesting museum but could have done with more detail on each different area and era. Still had lots to piece together post being at the exhibit. That said, a great crash course in Costa Rican history which I had very little knowledge of. Definitely worth a trip.
  • I went with family low expectations to the museum but I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting the exhibit was. I spent about three hours of my afternoon lost in the infinite abyss of information this place houses. Being a big history buff the journey though the history of Costa Rica absolutely blew my mind. The exhibit is very detailed and gives information starting from the pre-Columbian era to the present day Costa Rica. I am glad that I made this stop at the beginning of my Costa Rica journey because I feel that this has given me a much better understanding of of the country currently. Even if you are not into museums the low entrance fees makes it atleast worth a glance.
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