Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

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About Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela

Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela - Address, Phone Number

Address: Av 1, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Phone: +506-24414775

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

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Named after a national hero ‘Juan Santamaria’, the historical cultural museum was opened in the year 1980. The mission statement of the museum reads, “recovery, custody, conservation and dissemination of the historical heritage of the heroic year 1856-1857 to keep alive in the collective memory of Costa Ricans, through various cultural events and also to promote cultural development, Alajuelense education, and enjoyment purposes.” They are definitely doing a great job of achieving this. The permanent exhibitions are-

  • Paths of Freedom
  • Printing Sibaja

Apart from these, the museum also houses temporary exhibitions regularly.

How To reach Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum by Public Transport

  • Terminal TUASA Heredia bus stop
  • Parada Grecia Sarchi Naranjo bus stop

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  • this Museum seems to get better each time that I go there it gives a good view of the Alajuela history. The staff is friendly and very informative. I wish that there was more in English but I realize that this is a big job for a small Museum. If you're ever in Alajuela and get caught in the rain it is a good place to pass the time. They also have good clean restrooms.

  • I enjoyed this museum. The town is very nice as well.

  • Good place if you want to know about costarrican history

  • It is a small museum, but has a lot of history of Alajuela. The museum will not take you too long to cover and is free.

  • It was alright. I like this kind of stuff, but it was hard to understand the museum since I am a novice Spanish speaker. Wish I had a tour guide, but it's free.

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