San Jose City Tour
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A city tour through San Jose is a good way to explore museums and historical sites. On this tour, you’ll learn about the cultural, historical, and archaeological aspects of Costa Rica. This tour includes visits to historical sites such as National Theater. The gold museum, Costa Rica University, Train station, Metal building, Central Market, National liquor factory, and the Supreme electoral tribunal.
The construction of the National Theater was seen as a solution to the need for a temple dedicated to the arts. The year of its opening occurred in October with a performance of Charles Gounod opera by the French opera company Aubrey. Next, the tour continues to the Gold museum considered one of the most relevant in Costa Rica.
There are different collections inside the museum, these include the ethnographic collection and the ceramic and stone collection. But the most important one, due to its historical value and material wealth, is the pre-Columbian gold collection, which hosts about 1586 gold pieces like earrings, statues, bracelets, and animal figures. These pieces were created by tribes such as Diquís or Chibchas.
The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum has a modern subterranean infrastructure, which is located at The Central Bank of Costa Rica’s building, in the city center, in the plaza de la Cultura. The museum has three underground levels, in which you can find different temporary exhibitions in addition to permanent exhibitions. But the most interesting part is the Numismatics Museum, which exhibits the largest collection of the country’s coins.
As we drive through the city of San Jose you will see important historical buildings. Also, we will visit a souvenir shop at the end of the tour
Return to hotel.