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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
+506 2257 9370
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Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
7 Sep 2017
“Small but worthwhile...”
6 Sep 2017
“Great Experience”
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Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
+506 2257 9370
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Stopped in after taking a walking art tour in San Jose. The collection is small but interesting. You likely don't need to budget more than an hour or 2 max.

Thank Luke A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum has great space for expos and they are always updating. I got to see some of the artists that came to FID

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Have a couple hours to enjoy the east side of San Jose's downtown area , this is the place. Non touristy and beautiful and inspired works by local artists. Be sure to enjoy the colorful bay of hammocks and relax.

Thank CostaRicaGuest
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you're into contemporary art, this is the best you can get in Costa Rica! I went there twice in 2014 and I really enjoyed both visits. Not a very big exhibition, but really good quality. Enjoy!

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Amazing Multi-media exposition revolving around the effects of the US vs USSR cold war on Central America. So moving - so amazing - I cant say enough - you must see it!

Thank aimimi58
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the exhibit Trees Remember Too by Swiss-Tico artist, Niklaus Manuel Güdel. The exhibit aims to impress upon the viewer nature's force in withstanding war's destruction. Set inside an oil tank, the hollowness of it contrasted with tree trunk rings made me feel how...More

Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Thought provoking art, don't forget to stop by the tank on the outside of the museum! if you love art please don't leave San Jose without stopping here!

Thank giovanaaviles
Reviewed 24 August 2016

"not another museum" said our youngest (17) when we went there. but afterwards "wow, this was nice". modern art with humor.

Thank heemskerk f
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Beeing the only national modern art museum in Costa Rica it is a very small museum, with a very limited exhibition (juli 2016) with not only Costa Rican artist. There must be so much more to show from the Costa Rican art scene, but you...More

Thank Hanna2211
Reviewed 17 June 2016

You'll never see the same exposition twice, they are constantly changing, bringing new stuff and new artist, so you can walk by at any moment to check the art. More than 4 big halls full of pieces, it's a nice place to spend an hour...More

Thank MauricioRZCR
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