Photos: Inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art in San José
An oasis of green in San José, La Sabana is the perfect place to catch a breath of fresh air in Costa Rica’s largest city.
The urban park is also home to the Museum of Costa Rican Art, a free attraction located in what was once the terminal building for the country’s international airport.
Check out this video of Costa Rica in 1947 for a glimpse of what La Sabana looked like back then:
Today, the museum highlights the works of Costa Rican and Latin American artists.
Of course, the museum wouldn’t be complete without at least one reference to soccer.
The exhibits themselves are lovely, and so too is the building’s architecture.
Perhaps the most memorable exhibit is the Salón Dorado, or Golden Room, on the second floor. Formerly an airport lounge, the room contains a massive mural depicting Costa Rica’s history through 1940.
Museo de Arte Costarricense is located in Parque la Sabana Este. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Free admission. For more information, visit: http://www.mac.go.cr
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