Museums

Museo de los Niños

Museo de los Niños

Situated at the Centro  Centro Costarricense de la Ciencia y la Cultura complex in the capital of San Jose, Costa Rica, the Museo de los Niños is a children’s museum. The interesting thing is that the museum was first housed in what was once San Jose´s old military prison called Central Penitentiary. The place Housed stories of horror, […]

The Costa Rican National Museum (Museo Nacional de Costa Rica)

The Costa Rican National Museum (Museo Nacional de Costa Rica)

Located inside the old Bellavista Fortress, the Costa Rican National Museum has a  display that is very carefully thought out in terms of showcasing the timeline beginning with Pre-Columbian art, to Colonial, Industrial, and then more recent collections. Bellavista Fortress, a crenallated, ochre colored building that was built in 1917 and was originally a military barracks. You will see […]

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Founded in 1994, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design is a museum institution of Central America. It is situated at the at the National Cultural Centre (CENAC),headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Youth. Located in an important historic area of downtown San Jose, in a complex of buildings, this museum is dedicated to disseminate and […]

Museo de Jade

Museo de Jade

The Museo de Jade was founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristan Castro, the first president of the INS. This is an archaeological museum in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is moved to spacious new digs on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia in 2014. This museum boasts an extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts such as […]

Museo de Oro Pre-Colombino

Museo de Oro Pre-Colombino

The Pre-Columbian Gold and National Coin Museum (Museo de Oro Precolombino y Numismática) is located in San Jose’s Barrio La Soledad. It  is one of the most extensive collections of Pre-Columbian gold in the Americas, and is the pride of Costa Rica. This museum is set in an underground building underneath the Plaza de la Cultura. This 3-part […]

Regional Museum of the Province of Limón

Regional Museum of the Province of Limón

Regional Museum of the Province of Limón is an ethnohistorical museum located at the corner of Central Market of Limon in Costa Rica. The museum features collections that represent several magnificent ethnic cultures of the country such as African-Limon, Indian, Chinese and particularly mestizos which is a mixed European and Native American ancestry. The museum displays both […]

Marine Historical Museum of the City of Puntarenas

Marine Historical Museum of the City of Puntarenas

Marine Historical Museum of the City of Puntarenas presents the biodiversity of the province of Costa Rica. It features the natural resources, culture, tradition and even wildlife of the city. The museum is quite small and charming and gives an insight to the maritime history of the city. It portrays cultural, archaeological, Pre-Columbian artifacts as […]

La Salle Natural Sciences Museum

La Salle Natural Sciences Museum

  La Salle Natural Sciences Museum is standing nearby the southwestern part of the Parque La Sabana in San Jose, Costa Rica. A visit to The Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle is worth the time. Known to hold the interest of its guests for many ages, the museum traces and marks the history of […]

Insect Museum of the University of Costa Rica

Insect Museum of the University of Costa Rica

  In Costa Rica, boredom is out of the question as there are hundreds of activities that will keep the vacationers entertained. Museums make a big part of tourism and when one thinks of Costa Rican museums, The Museo de Insectos comes to mind. The Museo de Insectos (also known as The Insect Museum) is […]

The Museum of Popular Culture

The Museum of Popular Culture

The Museo de Cultura Popular, or The Museum of Popular Culture, is situated between the edges of the town of Santa Lucia de Barva and Heredia in Costa Rica. The museum used to be the house of Costa Rica’s former president, Alfredo Gonzalez Flores. The house was transformed into the museum in 1995 as a commitment to […]

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