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Capital: San Jose

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Airport
Aeropuerto International J Sta. Maria
 
City of San Jose
The City San Jose the Capital City of Costa Rica. It is located in San Jose Province in the very center of the country (Central Valley). San Jose provides access and routes to all sections of the country. It is a great place to stay if you want to check out all the tourist destinations in Costa Rica.
 
The City itself sits 1,149 meters (3,770 feet) above sea level and is home to San Jose itself is home to 1/3 of the countries population.
 
In San Jose City you will find several Museums, Churches, Parks, and an active nightlife with excellent restaurants, casinos, and sports bars.

San Jose City
Museums of San Jose City
Costa Rican Art Museum
National Museum 
Jade Museum 
Gold Museum
Contemporary Art and Design Museum
 
The Museums of San Jose City (Central Valley)
Historical buildings and industrial complexes from the past have been turned into places for museums, art, science and more. Costa Rican Art Museum, National Museum, Jade Museum, Gold Museum, Contemporary Art and Design Museum.
 
*Note: All City Museums charge a modest admission fee

Art and Museums
Historical buildings and industrial complexes from the past have been turned into places for museums, art, science and more.

Costa Rican Art Museum (formerly a international airport) at Parque La Sabana houses Fine arts created in Costa Rica.
open 9-5 Tuesday - Sunday

National Museum (Museo Nacional) This architectural jewel depicting the cultural of Costa Rican society used to be a 118 year old fortress (Bellavista Fortress). You will find all sorts of things at this museum displaying the Costa Rican heritage and environment.
Calle 17, Ave. Central /2 - open Tues-Sunday 8:30am - 4:30 pm

Jade Museum (Museo de Jade): Located in the National Insurance Institute (INS) on the 11th floor. Displays include; images, large wall plaques, jade, clay pots, statues, gold ornaments, stone statues, implements, ceremonial altars and more.
Ave. 7 Calle 11, open Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4pm.

Gold Museum (Museo de Oro): Located below the Plaze de la Cultura. Here you can see Columbian art, over 2300 pieces of gold jewelry, armored plates, and religous objects.
Call 5, Ave Central/2 - open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4:30pm

Contemporary Art and Design Museum:
(Museo del Diseno y Arte Contemporaneo) is located in the National Cultural Center (Centro National de Cultura)
Ave.3 Calle15/17; open Tuesday-Staturday 10am-5pm


Butterfly Farm: The Butterfly farm is all about butterflies. You can get an informative tour (approx 2 hours). They are located close to San Jose and a detailed map to thier location is available on thier web site.

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