Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Av 1, Alajuela, Costa Rica
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +506-24414775
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, History Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Heritage Building
About Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela
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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95% of people who visit Alajuela include Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
39.94% of people start their Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum
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Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Alajuela Reviews
It's a very interesting place to learn about the history of 1856 war against William Walker. The Museum is small... the building itself is a historical site and the exhibitions are very well done and tell you the story from the Costarican point of view.
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.
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