On the southern side of the Plaza de la Cultura resides the Teatro Nacional, San José’s most revered public building. Constructed in...
Plaza de la Cultura
For many Ticos, Costa Rica begins here. This architecturally unremarkable concrete plaza in the heart of downtown is usually packed with...
Museo de Oro Precolombino y Numismática
This three-in-one museum houses an extensive collection of Costa Rica's most priceless pieces of pre-Columbian gold and other artifacts,...
An old show palace that dates from 1894 and screens independent and Hollywood films.
Alma de Café
One of the most beautiful cafes in the city, this atmospheric spot evokes early 20th-century Vienna. In other words, a perfect place to...
Calles 3 & 5 btwn Avs Central & 2 · interesting places nearby
Teatro Nacional information
Costa Rica’s most important theater stages plays, dance, opera, symphony, Latin American music and other major events. The main season runs from March to November, but there are performances throughout the year.