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“No exhibits!”

National Museum (Museo Nacional)
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US$66.25*
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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Owner description: This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibits on Costa Rica's history and culture.
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No exhibits!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We paid around $7 each to go into this "museum" I didn't see even one exhibit. The only thing we saw was a theatre. We asked where the exhibits were and they said they were all off limits! Don't waste your money here!

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Vancouver, Canada
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Cool building!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Nice small place. If you go to the jade and gold museums this is a repeat of much of it. The butterfly garden was cool, and the architecture was interesting.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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6 reviews
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“Take A Tour of Museum (guided)”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The English Tour Guide was especially knowledgable of every thing in the Museum and she took her time and gave me a one on one tour which lasted over an hour. She was very interesting and answered all my stupid questions. A number 1 ****

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“National pride”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

A marvellous compilation of all things Costa Rican.

Really good and broad collection.

Very good value for money.

Visited July 2014
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Hamilton, Canada
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44 reviews
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We did not use a tour guide but the price was not expensive to get in. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be but there were a couple of areas where the artifacts were fantastic along with the history. We only spent an hour or so in it but I would still recommend it if you are in the downtown area.

Visited January 2014
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