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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

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Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
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Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
+506 2222 3489
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This museum is not for everyone - the exhibits are a little "too modern" for some, I think. That being said, it was definitely an interesting and unique experience, and I found even the displays of the art and the building itself to be fascinating....More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I liked how there was a timeline and an explanation of the beginnings of designers and advertising agencies in Costa Rica. There were a few (aprox 4) expositions available. It is interesting for people with careers or interests in design and advertising. You can see...More

Thank Maria Luisa C
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Great space in total and near the pretty national park. The museum itself has some interesting exhibitions, felt like final year art student work (which was cool). I recommend.

Thank Sunnytraveller_11
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

An excellent display of the imagination and creativity of the danish artists. It is surprising to find so many things with which we live every day so cleverly designed. A real eye opening experience.

Thank Armando G
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We were in April, 2018 and it was very weak exposition. Having such a beautiful building and inside premises would be possible to make it bigger and more interesting. Also everything was only in spanish both all the descriptions, movies etc. It took us exactly...More

Thank Indre A
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Perhaps I needed someone to explain things. MADC is an acronym that stands for The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. It was founded in 1994 and is housed in the old brewery (historical) building. To the left of the building, down below, (it is...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I entered this museum walking around La Sabana Park one day, didn't realize it was the old airport terminal/control tower. Beautiful woodwork in this place. The art exhibits were interesting especially the blue prints of the National Theater Construction. The statues are very interesting outside....More

Thank P5674GSdavidk
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This former airport terminal had tastefully been turned into a nice museum. The exhibits of a Tico artist and educator were interesting and noteworthy.

Thank Cameron H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I came here on a city bus tour and it was nice. It used to be the old San Jose airport and you can still see the old infrastructure of the airport. The front and the back of the museum has cool sculptures. If you...More

Thank Natshalee N
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped in after taking a walking art tour in San Jose. The collection is small but interesting. You likely don't need to budget more than an hour or 2 max.

Thank Luke A
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Response from Karla G | Reviewed this property |
For foreigners is $3.