The Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is the national museum of Costa Rica, located in the capital of San José. The fortress was built in 1917 and was originally a military barracks: the exterior walls still have many bullets lodged in them from the country's 1948 civil war. It became the site of the museum in 1950. The National Museum was originally encouraged by the project of "order and progress," which reorganized the national culture through educational changes and the development of institutions with specific cultural and scientific purposes.
• Spectacular views views of the National Museum. • Explore our butterfly garden. • Enjoy a notable collectionof pre-Columbian stone tables. • Access to the Gold Room in the northeast tower. Enjoy a collection of some of Costa Rica's mysterious stone spheres can also be found in the courtyard. • Open from 08:30am to 4:30pm • Transportation is not included.