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National Museum of Costa Rica

In the heart of Saint Joseph, in the Bellavista Fortress, built in 1917 as a military barracks, in front of the National Assembly and the Democracy Square, is based on National Museum of Costa Rica to protect the heritage Cultural and natural country.
Exterior View of the National Museum

Upon entering we access a courtyard where we can appreciate traditional carts, stone balls pre-Columbian, and colonial era canyons.

Stone spheres in the National Museum

The museum has a vast collection of colonial pre-Columbian and historical objects that are organized by themes.

Pre-Columbian ornaments

The spectacular collection of gold ornaments exhibited in the Gold Hall and the pre-Columbian collection of metates Y ceramics. It also has an interesting Colonial Room, which reproduces an 18th-century room with all the rustic colonial furniture.

Butterfly collection

It also exposes very important samples of natural Sciences. It should be noted that the National Herbarium It is included in the National Museum.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. The rate for foreigners is 5 euros, and in the case of accredited students it is 2.5 euros. National visitors have a reduced rate.

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