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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum

Avenida 1, Calle Central y 2, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
+506 2441 4775
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If you are interested about the Alajuela historic absolutely you need to visit this museum

Juan Santamaría Museum is awesome because you can learn about the history of Alajuela City and How... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael R
Short visit

It is about the short history of Costa Rica, The good thing, is close to Alajuela downtown and you... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Roberto L
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Juan Santamaria Cultural Historical Museum is the national institution to acquire, preserve, preserve, research and disseminate cultural heritage, related to the National Campaign and the province of Alajuela. It is located in the Old Headquarer and Old Alajuela's City Jail. The Museum have historial and art exhibitions, cafe, bookstore, library and an auditorium where cultural activities take place.
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Avenida 1, Calle Central y 2, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
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+506 2441 4775

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Juan Santamaría Museum is awesome because you can learn about the history of Alajuela City and How it contributed in the National history as a town.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is about the short history of Costa Rica, The good thing, is close to Alajuela downtown and you can do it is short period of time.

Thank Roberto L
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum about Costa Rican struggle for independence. Offers a different perspective on the United States' Manifest Destiny. Staff was friendly and courteous.

Thank run262016
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Good overview of Costa Rica history from founding of the country. Has some English translations of exhibitions.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill so we stopped by for a visit. It's free, so why not? The guards were friendly and pointed us in the right direction. The museum tells the story of William Walker, a US national that headed to Central America to...More

Thank Moshe K
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Can’t beat free admission and free use of lockers to stash small bags or backpacks! This museum showcases the history of the area through photos, artifacts, displays and written descriptions, some of which are printed in English. They are clearly proud of having successfully defended...More

Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed 8 January 2017

When I travel I want to learn about the history and the culture, and for sure this place is perfect for both purposes.

Thank Layla M
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Alajuela as an interim stop on way to San Jose and decided to visit this museum right on the central square. Admission is totally free and you are given the key for self-locking storage units to put large bags and backpacks in....More

Thank Ckrenzel
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This Museum was undergoing remodeling and there was very little to see. I also almost got clobbered by a rope a guy dropped down out of an attic from a ladder. I was glad it was free. I do not recommend whatsoever.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The historical cultural museum is an interesting way to introduce yourself to Costa Rica. It provides bilingual synopsis of Costa Rican history through a few different rooms. The museum isn't magnificent or overwhelming but its a good way to spend an afternoon out of the...More

Thank Eilish Z
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miamibeachhumanbeing
9 May 2016|
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Response from Canadians2Ottawa | Reviewed this property |
I would think so however there is a security guard at the door when you enter worst case you could probably leave it with him
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