National Museum of Costa Rica

Local nameMuseo Nacional de Costa Rica
LocationCatedral, San José, Costa Rica

The Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is the national museum of Costa Rica, located in the capital of San José. It is located at Calle 17, between Central and Second Avenue, Cuesta de Moras, in the Bellavista Fortress, a crenallated, ochre colored building opposite the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. The fortress was built in 1917 and was originally a military barracks: the exterior walls still have many bullets lodged in them from the country's 1948 civil war.

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Opening hours

Tue - Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun: 9 am - 4:30 pm


Foreigners: 8 USD / 9 USD in 2016

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +506 2257 1433

Address Calle 17, San Jose, Costa Rica

Coordinates 9°55'58.177" N -84°4'17.37" E

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