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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket
From US$10.00*
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket
From US$10.00*
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“opera house”(32 reviews)
Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2010 1100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From our well informed tour guide to coffee in the cafe afterward we appreciated Costa Rican support of their arts and cultural heritage.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Seez
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a jewel in downtown San José, Costa Rica. History, fine arts, nice dinning . Easy to get there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helena B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The theatre is quite elegant, but probably not worth $10. There is really just a nice stairway and one impressive room to see. You can look in at the stage and perhaps see a rehearsal. It would obviously be more interesting to see an actual...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank AnalyticalTraveler11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building was nice and interesting to visit, but there was not much information. Ticket was bit expensive considering all ( 10$ per person). All together I would recommend visiting this old theatre.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 363kristinak
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When you buy a ticket to enter the Theatre, you can choose a guided tour in Spanish or English or you can visit on your own. No extra charge if select a guided tour. Highly recommend to have a guide so that you can learn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelpandaCanada
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a tour through the theater. Worth it because it’s beautiful and has rich history. Nothing incredibly shocking, which is why the tour helps (like learning that the building is made from all sorts of extinct granite that is impossible to find anywhere anymore,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elijahdrake
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing building. The exterior is great but hides an amazing interior. It cost $10 each to enter which initially I thought was steep but then that included a guided tour which was well worth it. Built in 1897 by two Costa Rican architects...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clachangirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

They're closed for over a week since I've been here. Nothing on the schedule; nothing advertised. The kiosk in front of the building in the plaza is advertising the schedule from 2018 and this is 2019.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dean C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a guided tour which I enjoyed, it was interesting and the guide presented details about the history of the theatre, the construction and interior. I think it was one of the nicest things I did in my short stay in San Jose.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Monica-pisica
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, the coffee planters wanted some high class entertainment and got the government (workers) to pay for it. However it came about, this is a beautiful building, a European style opera house that seems almost perfectly sized. Big enough to be grand, but small enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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20 January 2019|
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Response from travelpandaCanada | Reviewed this property |
They have a website teatronacional.go.cr Their hours are from 9AM-5PM Hope this help
4 November 2018|
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Response from Anbrugo | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all of the above. We had only a short visit to the facility - unfortunately did not get to see a perdormance
22 August 2018|
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Response from Nicoyaforever | Reviewed this property |
According to the theater's event calendar in the website, the only performances for the month of December are on December 2nd. Keep checking the website, for they may get more performances later. Hope this helps and have a... More