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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,...
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...
An old show palace that dates from 1894 and screens independent and Hollywood films.
El Patio del Balmoral
Filled with chattering gringos and suited Ticos, this all-purpose cafe-restaurant is a good place to chill out while taking in the...
Lonely Planet review
The headquarters of all things English-language; it also carries maps and music.