On this fascinating tour, guests are regaled with stories of the art, architecture and people behind Costa Rica's crown jewel, the National Theater. The best part is a peek into otherwise off-limits areas, such as the Smoking Room, which features famous paintings, lavish antique furnishings and ornate gold trim.

Tours are offered every hour on the hour in Spanish and English, to a maximum of 30 people. Children under 12 are free.