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.
Museums of San Jose City
Costa Rican Art Museum
Contemporary Art and Design Museum
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
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
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
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