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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Please see my review under the Spanish name for this museum. I loved it, especially as a contemporary installation artist. Thought provoking work done well and curated well.

Thank denisetheartist
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

This museum provides a venue for an alternative expression of the meaning of life in Costa Rica. The installations are grand, well-designed, modern and thought-provoking. I recommend it highly to any foreigner who wants to know more about the real country of Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 13 September 2012

This museum is very small, but where else would you see any works by contemporary Costa Rican artists gathered together - or at all? Anyone interested in modern art will find this at least intriguing, there were several pieces I'd have loved to own myself,...More

Thank brancusirocks
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

The old rum factory, now transformed into a Ministry of Culture, art galleries, an open auditorium for events, and a museum of Modern Art, with installations and contemporary art. The garden are full of tropical plants, and the old structures of the rum factory shows...More

Thank jaimekoss
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

My first visit to a contemporary art anything, so for me this was a different experience. When I went part of the museum was being renovated, so they let us in for free because we would only be able to see a fraction of the...More

Thank K A
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

There were some fascinating exhibits in this small museum. The upstairs was closed the day we were there (I snuck up there anyway and they had a few films playing and I didn't feel like I was missing anything), but there was definitely some small...More

Thank tope2012
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Honestly I enjoyed the building more than the art. Hosted inside an old liquor factory the main salon used to hold huge vats of fine spirits. The overhead crane is still in place. The hand honed wood was something to contemplate since the building is...More

Thank CalTico
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

This place is a nice way to spend a couple hours on a rainy day. There's a lot to see.

Thank Surfa C
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

seems like they have changing exhibits in this museum, so I can't speak to what you will see when you go. at the time I went they had an amazing photography exhibit showcasing a contemporary Costa Rican photographer. As it's only $1 for locals and...More

Thank Simonetta B
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

The space is grunge urban and is a fab foil to the art, which was intrigueing and exciting; good mix of sculpture, paintings and photo-art. I think is should be on your must-see if you are into art since it will give you a great...More

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