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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket
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Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket
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“opera house”(32 reviews)
Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful theater and the tour guide spoke english for us. Approximately 45 minutes from beginning to end and only 12000 colones for two people. Afterwards a great drip coffee at the attached cafe was a treat to enjoy.

Thank Cathyern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the prettiest buildings in the city. Stop by the cafe in the lobby for a delicious bite to eat, and take a tour of the inside for about $12.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It costs $10 to take the English speaking tour. My guide was fantastic. After touring the Teatro with the guide you are then free to spend as much time as you want looking around and taking photos on your own. There was a group of...More

1  Thank Howard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Theatre is beautiful and has a lovely cafe with wonderful coffee drinks. The history of the theatre is also important to the history of Costa Rica and was made more interesting by the tour guides explanation.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to see such a beautiful and well preserved theater in Costa rica. The work and materials, decoration is awesome! Carrara marble floors, stucco walls, etc

Thank nabeab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for money. An absolutely magnificent building and so well maintained. The staircase, painted ceilings and guilt work are amazing, but the doors and lighting are really special. Even the old seating in the auditorium is in super condition. The auditorium is spectacular. Well...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting. We didn’t find too much to do in San Jose (esp as gold museum exhibits closed for renovation) and this had been listed as a highlight so we gave it a go. It was a guided tour and really good tour. Guide enthusiastic....More

Thank LynnK21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty. Very proud place for the people. Could be a 15 minute stop. The sculptures were pretty and detailed. There’s a coffee shop.

Thank sclatanoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in as part of a tour and was surprised by how good it was , def a 10/10 , was very interesting and would recommend xxx

Thank clairer1965
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I don’t recommend visiting San José , the city is dirty and chaotic. If you do , a must is the Teatro Nacional an historic beautiful building. The café is also very nice

Thank Philippe J
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22 August 2018|
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Response from Nicoyaforever | Reviewed this property |
According to the theater's event calendar in the website, the only performances for the month of December are on December 2nd. Keep checking the website, for they may get more performances later. Hope this helps and have a... More
28 March 2018|
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Response from Tsturgess | Reviewed this property |
About 3/4 hour, then you can wander around yourself, great coffee in the cafe!
23 August 2017|
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Response from mromero28 | Reviewed this property |
This theater is the most treasured building for Costa Rica. It's lobby is beautiful. I recommend you either take a guided tour for $10.00 usd or if have the opportunity, enjoy a play/performance . Their cafeteria is very... More