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“Okay, but not great”

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 123 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Reviewed 15 December 2005

This place isn't any theater to boast about. In fact, there really isn't much inside at all. It is probably the best place for a cup of coffee in the entire country. If you're looking for a peaceful afternoon, sit right outside the theater where you can people watch at the busy plaza.

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Reviewed 7 April 2005

San Jose boasts a world class symphony orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica, performing in the small but splendid Teatro Nacional. The intimate and ornate opera house was built in 1897 in response to a famous prima donna who refused to perform if a proper music hall wasn't built. The Orquesta does not advertise much. The best way to get a schedule is to go to the Theater when you arrive and ask for one. I happened to meet the principal cellist or I wouldn't have known about the concert that I atteneded!

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