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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1111
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USD 10.00*
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Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket
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USD 66.25*
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
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Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“opera house” (25 reviews)
Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1111
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Reviewed yesterday

I took the tour, which was well worth the price. Tours were happening every hour on the hour, and they would trade off between English and Spanish (meaning if you just missed the English tour, you would need to wait 2 hours until the next...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 2 days ago

All I can say is WOW! Even though I have been to Costa Rica more than 25+ times, (my mom is from San Jose), I still am in amazement of the National Theater! The history is so informative of San Jose and Costa Rica itself!...More

Thank city9900
Reviewed 5 days ago

To get the most out of your admission to the Theatre, take the guided tour for a fabulous story of the history behind the various rooms, paintings and construction of the Theatre. The tour takes about an hour and was included in the admission-we weren't...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The theatre itself is lovely. Beautiful, old, can hear well, but since it is so old, very little leg room. Worth a look.

Thank hgsearch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... and try to visit a performance there. Probably one of the nicest buildings in CR and of you go shopping in the city always on the way.

1  Thank Nikolas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This theater its very beautiful, with European details. You can surely see a function, because they have a lot going on every month. In front of it, you can find a guy with a yellow t shirt that for some reason gives you a free...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teatro Nacional is very nice landmark. It is very historic. The architecture is great. The grounds surrounding the theater are well manicured and nice. It is an excellent centerpiece for Plaza de La Cultura. T is an excellent photograph opportunity!!! The interior is exquisite!!! What...More

Thank Stewart F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The theater is beatiful, with the charm of the end of XIX century. Marble is all over. It has great acústic. The people working there are great professionals.

Thank Lola_Knot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the love of detail places like this are only found in Europe. If you have the chance visit a concert there, the acoustic is also great.

Thank PeterThilo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very intimate theater setting, only 700 or so seats. Great acoustics for listening to the National Symphony.

Thank Diego430
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Kaitlyn D
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
Debbie R
13 January 2017|
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Response from Mario V | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the location, you can arrange a tour on site.