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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution.
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour
"Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's rich culture and history as you follow your local guide to San Jose’s best sites on this sightseeing tour. Visit the magnificent Opera House -- the pride and joy of Costa Rica. Learn how this century-old cultural symbo this museum will give you a unique insight into the cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Weave your way through the museum with your guide and admire the stunning gold jade stone and pottery collection. Next visit the historic National Theater completed in 1897 and recognized as a masterpiece of architecture.Please note: Museums are closed on Mondays and the National Theatre is closed on Sundays."""
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San Jose Super Saver: City Sightseeing plus Traditional Music and Dance Show with Dinner
San Jose Super Saver: City Sightseeing plus Traditional Music and Dance Show with Dinner"This Super Saver pairs two popular guided tours at a discounted price. The San Jose city tour provides the perfect introduction to Costa Rica's capital city and the Traditional Music and Dance Show gives you the chance to eat delicious hearty fare while watching folkloric traditions passed down through generations. See Itinerary below for details.Choose to take both tours one after the other or spread them out over the course of two days. In making your selection please note that the city tour operates daily and the Traditional Music and Dance Show is available on Wednesday and Thursday nights."
From $103.00

National Theater Tips (20)

Teatro Nacional

On Monday, one of the things we did was a tour of the National Theatre (which was being renovated, so it wasn’t really a tour, and we didn’t pay for it because the guard at the entrance wasn’t there)...
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grandmaR
Aug 29, 2015

Teatro Nacional

This beautiful building (1500 capacity) is their pride and joy. It was built by the government in 1897 with money from coffee taxes, and no expense was spared. There is marble and gold plate...
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JessieLang
Mar 28, 2015

Teatro Nacional

This is a most remarkable building, constructed at the end of the XIX century to show the improving economy of the country thanks to the export of coffee. Marble was brought from Italy, glasses from...
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jorgejuansanchez
Jul 14, 2014

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

The National Theater of Costa Rica is also located right in downtown San Jose. It is housed inside a very nice building and they put on shows from time to time. Unfortunately we weren't able to take...
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ZeekLTK
Mar 08, 2012

Teatro Nacional

Gorgeous building--when we visited they were having a young ballet troup practicing on the main stage when we peeked inside---we had lunch at the cafe on the left (great people watching of Central...
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dustmon
Dec 14, 2011

Teatro nacional

The nacional theatre on the 'plaza de la cultura' is for me, the most beauitifull building in the country. If you're spending a day in the capital, not passing by would be a mistake. The concerts and...
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a005116
Apr 04, 2011

National Theatre

This theatre was built in 1897 and is considered as San Jose's Architectural gem. It was designed by Belgian architects and decorated by Italian artists. With its 1,000 seating capacity, it is still...
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Jim_Eliason
Nov 22, 2008

Catch a performance at the Teatro Nacional

The Teatro Nacional is a beautiful old building just off Avenida Colon in downtown San Jose. You can take tours to see the exquisitely decorated and restored rooms of the Theatre or even better, sneak...
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Kindra
Nov 14, 2008

National Theater / Theatro Nacional

Located on the south side of the Plaza de la Cultura, Costa Rica's National Theater has been the nation's architectural show showpiece and cultural temple for more than a century. The theater had it's...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 14, 2007

Smoking Room

The Smoking Room, on the front second story of the National Theater was so opulent that I thought it deserved a tip of its own. this was the prettiest part of the theater and certainly is in...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 14, 2007

Teatro Nacional

For those rainy afternoons, tour the 1000 seat Teatro Nacional (National Theater). Completed in 1894 at the height of Costa Rica’s coffee and banana wealth, its stone exterior is eye-catching and its...
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penumbra
Oct 04, 2006

San Jose's most beautiful building

The National Theatre is located next to the Plaza de la Cultura and the Museo de Oro Precolumbia y Numismatica (Gold museum). As you enter go to the first door to the right into the gift shop to...
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sean420
Sep 07, 2006
 
 
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"San Jose, Costa Rica"
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"Three (Green) Weeks in San José"
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"San Jose, Capital City of Costa Rica"
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"Pleasant, but don't dawdle here"
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Things to Do Near National Theater

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Museo de los Niños

They drove us past the Children's Museum on the city tour. It wasn't one of the places that we went into. It looks a little like a castle and apparently it was originally a jail. Now the are 40 rooms...
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Getting to National Theater

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2nd Avenue, 3rd and 5th Street

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