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Teatro Popular Melico Salazar

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Address: Avenida 2 and calle 2 | Barrio La Merced, Costa Rica
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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A large and built in the European Baroque style theater.

A perfect way to cap your day. People are dressed well coming into the theater and the gallery offers great views, not only of the stage but of the small details of architecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oszel Marc T
San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good acoustic from anywhere in the theater kind of old and requires some maintenance, but is a good place to go see events.

Thank Tizoc S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect way to cap your day. People are dressed well coming into the theater and the gallery offers great views, not only of the stage but of the small details of architecture in the theater. Built in the 1920's this building has been restored and provides a glimpse of the past. There is sometimes an art Exhibit on the... More 

Thank Oszel Marc T
San pablo de heredia, costa rica
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of San Jose's jewels, been there many times to attend the Costa Rica Philharmonic, its very comfortable and also very easy to arrive to...

Thank MRodriguezcr
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as posh as Teatro Nacional, Melico never dissapoints. Shows are on time, the clientelle is more varied and less snob than TN and the location is just as convenient. The top floor is OK just make sure that you arrive at least 1 hour before the show as there are no numbered seats and the first row is the... More 

Thank Boris C
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The theater is located in a nice area in San Jose, though very crowded so you need to plan in advance. Going to the event is one of the best experiences and shows I've seen in Costa Rica is the amazing performance of the Philharmonic orchestra including not only great musicians and the director, but also singers and special effects... More 

Thank isabella P
Erlangen, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I went with my mother to see "El cascanueces" and it was simply amazing, we just love it, the presentation was spectacular.

Thank KathyHeuberger
San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A National treasure with lots of history and beautiful personal memories ! Don't miss the chance to visit this jewel !!

Thank Priscilla J
San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Is very interesting if you visit San Jose, to visit this place inside and outside, is a very faimos theotre located in from of the central park near the cathedral. Is better not to miss in your tour.

Thank Nico S
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nice theatre setting with good view of stage on second floor. Nice setting for Costa Rica night out. Disappointing no bar for interval drinks. Sad perhaps but was looking forward to it. Give it a try...

Thank Peter M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

One of our unique and special places of Costa Rica.. One of the few older buildings in the city, it is part of the history of culture of the country.

Thank ticacrc

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