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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This theather was built thanks to a tax to the cofee exportation, and it is a symbol for the people of Costa Rica

Thank Allan C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're in San Jose, you should definitely go there. Although Costa Rica is mainly the nature, it's good to see something completely different in the capital. The staff are friendly and the guided tour is very informative. After the tour you can stay in...More

Thank Marta B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and lovely architecture, the guide was excellent and knowledgeable. Even sat in the ministry of culture area beside presidential box. Well worth a visit

Thank Tsturgess
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beautiful building is a rare testimony of the era of prosperity of the coffee barons at the end of the nineteenth century. It stands in stark contrast with its mostly uninteresting neighborhood. We took a much appreciated rest in its beautiful and relaxing coffee/restaurant...More

Thank TrippingVoyageur
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth having a guided tour as access to inside. Very informative A lovely theatre with lots of history

1  Thank rkbinkent
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I saw a performance of The Firebird. It was excellent. The theater itself is gorgeous and historic, well-maintained. The show ticket was very affordable. The theater is small enough so that you can see very well from any seat.

Thank reesecarp
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Theatre is a beautiful building to visit. The architecture and art are breathtaking. Everywhere you look, there is something to catch your eye.

Thank clfoley1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building itself is gorgeous and if architecture is your thing I would definitely go. However, if you are just looking for something to do for the afternoon I would suggest a museum in San Jose. There isn’t much to do and seeing everything doesn’t...More

Thank rosemaylen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a grand, glorious ornate building which portrays the heritage and identity of the country. The English tour guide was excellent and necessary to understand the meaning of the art work and the technical wonder of the elevating auditorium floor. The tour was informative,...More

Thank Worksop
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Teatro Nacional Costa Rica. The Theater dates back to the 19th century and was declared a national heritage in 1965. The Auditorium has an European flair. The Theater is elegant and rich with art and...More

Thank Gloriacollins
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23 August 2017|
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Response from mromero28 | Reviewed this property |
This theater is the most treasured building for Costa Rica. It's lobby is beautiful. I recommend you either take a guided tour for $10.00 usd or if have the opportunity, enjoy a play/performance . Their cafeteria is very... More
5 August 2017|
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Response from Henry M | Reviewed this property |
shows are about 2 hrs long. Visiting the theater may take 1 hour.
17 January 2017|
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Response from Kent_Kipper | Reviewed this property |
When I went to a performance of the ballet in December 2016, I booked in advance online. But I need not have bothered - there were many seats available and I could easily have got in on the evening - this was for the opening... More