National Theatre of Costa Rica, 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
2221-1329 ext 217
NileGuide Expert tip:
Check out the Café del Teatro Nacional for special artist gallery exhibits and excellent coffee.
The Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica was constructed in 1897 and is considered one of the country's finest architectural gems. It boasts a neoclassical facade with statues of Beethoven and Calderón de la Barca, a noted 17th-century Spanish dramatist, and inside there are marble staircases, hardwood parquet floors, statues, murals, and gold ceilings. Aside from the design of the building itself, the Teatro Nacional has live musical and theater performances, especially throughout the summer.
General entrance is free, admission varies for special performances.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday: 9-4pm