Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica
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Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica information
Lonely Planet review
The old train station to the Atlantic, the Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica , was built in 1908. Though the building is closed (it most recently housed a children’s museum), it’s nonetheless a remarkable example of tropical architecture (and a good photo op), with swirling art nouveau-inspired beams and elaborate stonework all along the roofline.