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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
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+506 2010 1100
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"beautiful building"
in 110 reviews
"guided tour"
in 86 reviews
"national theatre"
in 65 reviews
"opera house"
in 29 reviews
"costa rica"
in 198 reviews
"national treasure"
in 17 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 41 reviews
"heart of san jose"
in 20 reviews
"interesting history"
in 16 reviews
"gold museum"
in 22 reviews
"performance"
in 172 reviews
"concert"
in 99 reviews
"architecture"
in 143 reviews
"symphony"
in 20 reviews
"acoustics"
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"foyer"
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"stage"
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Reviewed today

There are not a lot of sights in San Jose, but this is one that you want to add, not only because of the building the area is nice, a lot of people, shops, a nice walk

Thank Richomc
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Reviewed yesterday

The Teatro is in a really good part of town so there's lots to do around it. After you finish your tour of the theater I would highly recommend stopping at the Churro or Ice Cream store that is right across the street from it....More

Thank Becca B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a rainy afternoon grudgingly paid the seemingly steep entrance fees for the tour. However it turned out to be money well spent. Our English speaking guide Daniel provided a wonderful exposition of the library for us. He introduced the theme of the theater to...More

Thank spc354
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Theatre is probably worth a short visit just for the beauty of the inside. It is not large and would only take 30 minutes or so to view so you may not consider it worth paying the entrance fee. I am not a fan...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Santa Fee we took advantage of visitng a concert by Italian artists. Tke little theatre is well kept and the performance was enjoyable

Thank Finallyfree
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good bulding with history, nice arquitecture. Its one of the few thing to see in San Jose. Its too expensive, i don like that.

Thank PIER V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 17 year old daughter and I stopped in one afternoon while in San Jose volunteering with Maximo Nivel. The theatre was so beautiful we decided to go back the following night to see the symphony orchestra performance. Got great seats for $40/ea but the...More

Thank Jpazdzior
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive to enter, but probably the most attractive destination of San Jose. Beautiful sculptures and paintings

Thank Lee K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would highly recommend going on a guided tour of this great building, steeped in history. Very impressive architecture and interior and knowledgeable guide too. Can book on the day

Thank TravellerDWM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The National Theater (Teatro Nacional) was built in a different era for the country, at the end of the XIX century. Coffee moguls and other rich people looked at Europe as a goal in life. The "Patrióca costarricense", said to be Costa Rica's second national...More

Thank fizbin
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julespc
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!
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kurtab
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
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kaydee5562
5 August 2017|
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Response from Henry M | Reviewed this property |
shows are about 2 hrs long. Visiting the theater may take 1 hour.
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