Historic Building sights in Costa Rica
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It's not much of a museum but Liberia's old city jail is definitely interesting. Depressing dorms and cells surround a barren concrete courtyard. It does have occasional student concerts here, and there are plans for an actual museum to be staged here...at some point.
Historic La Casona, the main building of the old Hacienda Santa Rosa, is near park headquarters in the Santa Rosa sector. Unfortunately, the original building was burnt to the ground by arsonists in May 2001, but was rebuilt in 2002 using historic photos and local timber. The boulder foundation is still authentic, and there are other 19th-century charms such as wagon wheels, a restored adobe kitchen and one prominently displayed yoke on the porch eaves, not to mention those fabulous old shade trees around the Casona corrals. Two hiking trails leave from behind the museum.
The battle of 1856 was fought around this building, and the military action, as well as the region’s…
On the north side of the Parque Central is this theatre, which was built in 1928 in a beaux-arts style. It is named after the well-known Costa Rican tenor Melico Salazar (1887–1950), who performed internationally (among other places, he sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City). The theater was the site of the 2002 presidential inauguration, and regularly hosts fine arts engagements.