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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  • I really enjoyed visiting this museum housed in the imposing former Bellavista fortress, the army headquarters during the civil war. It portrayed a fascinating overview of the social, political and cu...  more »
  • The Museo National gives a very good introduction to Costa Rican history. There are interesting exhibits and good information throughout. With or without a guide, you get a fair amount of information ...  more »
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  • Really great museum with a nice layout. The information is in Spanish and English which is nice. The information is informative and easy to read. It also covers many different topics! The security guards in the museum are incredibly friendly and offer additional information as well! You could easily spend about 3 hours here and the price is $9 per foreigner.
  • A very thoughtful, honest and interesting museum. The exhibits are varied, detailed, with excellent signs etc Lovely butterfly garden/ green space as you enter too. Found the price very reasonable too. Very enjoyable
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