Very interesting well laid out museum. Lovely butterfly entrance which was a surprise. Nice open space inside
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I truly enjoyed this visit...so much to see...I have been before on other visits to San Jose and never tire of the changing exhibits...worth a visit to see the history of this wonderful country...
This old fortress has been nicely preserved, allowing the visitor to take a walk back through time. Inside you can see everything from jail cells and living quarters, to some of the mysterious stone spheres and a few other archaeological exhibits.
Costa Rica's history pages began to be written recently, although the old capital of the country, Cartago, was founded in 1563, it wasn't until the late 1800s that great changes began to take place in the country. This museum explains in a concrete way the...More
I didn't expect there's a butterfly garden in a national museum. That was a pretty good one and you could get so close to the butterflies and the nice garden. There's a current exhibition about insects too, don't miss it. A quiet place to learn...More
I thought this museum was great. I was told by a few locals that it wasn't worth it, but I disagree. I spent over 3 hours inside! The regular exhibits were mostly interesting. The fort section was a little boring for my taste, but the...More
It is a fairly good size museum but small enough to see it all and still enjoy it. The aboriginal section is very impressive. A real must to get to understand Costa Ricas special ways and culture.
Being a Costa Rican I feel embarrassed to admit I had not been to the museum in a while but I was there a couple days ago and I was pleasantly surprised. This is a must if you are a tourist who really likes to...More
Lovely butterfly garden and nice to see the Blue Morpho up close. The insects exhibit was also good. We enjoyed the section on the recent history of CR and learned quite a bit about how the country has changed in the last 70 years. Worth...More
I went there on last July weekend, the butterfly garden's amazing... the rest of exhibitions like history of my country was nice as well... kind staff too...