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  • Teatro Melico Salazar | Movies and Theaters | Attractions and Activities
    is now known as The Melico Salazar Theater was purchased by Mr Jose Raventos during the second decade of the 20 th century he had destined it to become a theater in which Zarzuelas and Operetas from Spain his country of origin could be performed and appreciated by the local audiences Located in front of San Jose s Central Park the construction begun on February 8 th 1927 costing around eight hundred thousand Colones with an estimated capacity for 2250 people inaugurated during the evening of October 7 th 1928 with a presentation by the Compania de Operetas de Esperanza Iris having attended the then president Mr Cleto Gonzalez Viquez Tragedy struck the morning of April 23 rd 1967 when a fire consumed the main stage and as the Raventos Theater as it was then known lost relevance the government envisioned in it more precisely the Ministry of Culture the recreation as a popular theater The building was then purchased and works of remodeling were still in action when on December 13 th 1981 a special presentation of Bizet s Carmen took place to re inaugurate the now called Teatro de la Cultura Melico Salazar After some years and endless

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  • Movie Theater Chart | Movies and Theaters | Attractions and Activities
    nacional national natural park people place rica right shopping social theater time visitors years phone Movie Theater Chart Next you will find a detailed list of the Movie Theaters available in San Jose and its vicinities Cine Magaly The CCM Magaly Theaters Circuit directly relates to it One of the most classic and venerated venues of the local scene first opened in 1978 Located in Barrio La California with capacity for 500 people one single theater Sala Garbo the ultimate art theater destination in San Jose Regularly presenting a fine selection of International and Independent cinema consisting of two theaters and a foyer Located in 28 th street and 2 nd Avenue CCM Paseo de las Flores Theaters belonging to the Magaly Theater Chain consisting of 5 theaters within the Paseo de las Flores Shopping Center in Heredia CCM San Pedro 10 screens of different sizes fill the San Pedro Mall all normally featuring different movies CCM Cariari Inhabiting the Cariari Mall presents 6 theaters of relative size CCM Plaza Mayor 2 theaters within Plaza Mayor in Rohrmoser A Premium approach permits for seat reservation Cinemark Escazu and Cinemark del Este 8 theaters in Multiplaza del Este and equal number

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  • Museum of Forms, Spaces and Sounds | Museums | Attractions and Activities
    center central children church city costa costarican country different great high important international jose josé large local located main museum music nacional national natural park people place rica right shopping social theater time visitors years phone Museum of Forms Spaces and Sounds Museo de Formas Espacios y Sonidos literally translated as Museum of Forms Spaces and Sounds opened its doors to the audiences during the month of April 2002 as a separate program of the Museo de Arte Costarricense located in the beautiful building that once hosted the Atlantic Rail Road Station remodeled and fitted to suit a very noble purpose The MUFES was designed with a clear view of the conditions required for accessibility to the audiences of any given level of handicap disability Conceived as interactive center for initiation to the arts demonstrated by the possibility of direct interaction with objects and in the participation in pedagogic activities and programs the museum directly adheres to the concept of Universal Accessibility vastly original in Latin America It wishes to foment the integration of disabled people into the cultural and educational process in equal level of conditions rights and opportunities to the physical space Importat FAQS Open Mondays through Fridays

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  • MIUCR - Museum of Insects of the University of Costa Rica
    social theater time visitors years phone Museum of Insects of the University of Costa Rica Founded in 1962 under purely investigative and educational purposes the MIUCR has also stretched its activities to also accumulate important scientific collections developed from stern research projects It has established numerous links with scientists and renowned entities around the globe It poses as main objective that of making permanent exhibit of the amazingly large biodiversity

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  • Natural Sciences Museum of La Salle | Museums | Attractions and Activities
    museum was born along the lines of the humble creation of the very respectable La Salle School worthy mentioning primary Alma Mater of many presidents of Costa Rica mostly built from the gregarious work of Brother Eduardo Fernandez Barcena native of Burgos Spain Utilizing the research work of some students and having spent endless hours of his own time Brother Eduardo managed to dissect autochthonous specimens and thanks to the contributions of several members of their Parent Board the collection of today s Natural Sciences collection took shape Currently over fifty five thousand elements make the entire exhibit making the museum one of the most varied and complete shows in Spanish speaking America The Museum holds as key objective the preservation by means of taxidermy of those animals that would otherwise inhabit zoos circuses particular collections lay deceased on the streets or are exploited by unscrupulous traffickers Instead of disposing of the remains they are dissected and put in shows that will attempt to the utmost to recreate their natural habitat thus conveying a labour of divulgation and contribution of the method of objective learning Several Permanent exhibits contribute to the overall scientific approach of the facility Mineralogy Paleontology Zoology

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  • Children's Museum | Museums | Attractions and Activities
    of the Old Central Penitentiary which ran its course for over 70 years since 1909 On December 20 th 1979 and during the presidency of Rodrigo Carazo the prison was permanently closed and remained abandoned for several years The renovation that had the large structure become what is now a complex of culturally related sites begun by 1991 when the former first lady Gloria Bejarano de Calderon created the Foundation Ayudanos para Ayudar lit Help us in order to help managing to commence the transformation of the dark sites into enlightened ones On April 27 th 1994 the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture is also born under the premise that it is preferred to educate a child to avoid punishing the adult During the ending months of 1993 the National Gallery was also inaugurated and in 1994 the Museo de los Niños opens its doors The National Auditorium also located within the premises was built shortly after The building itself stands as a proud contradiction to its original intention utilizing the Neo gothic style of its architecture typical of such constructions in the early 20 th century to embolden the character of its new pedagogic approach The museum

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  • Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo | Museums | Attractions and Activities
    Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo The Museum Museum of Contemporary Art and Design is located within the premises of one of San Jose s most valuable and cherished historical sites the Old National Liquor Factory FANAL After a great deal of remodeling it now hosts the headquarters of the CENAC National Culture Center and many other related entities including the Museum It was founded in 1994 wishing to create a space in which to allow in a permanent fashion the promotion of modern tendencies Art forms from all Central America and the continent find common showcase ground in the Museum making for varied and multicultural space The MADC possesses 5 galleries one auditorium and an exterior exhibit space the Molasses Vault which is used for events of many different disciplinary natures An adjoining Gallery exists where visitors may purchase special items of Costa Rican and international origin from an equally diverse group of artists It is very important to those in charge of the Museum to showcase those pieces from individuals or collective background that best concern those issues of Central American context It also promotes the implementation of Art competitions digital art and emerging artists Important FAQS The Museum opens

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  • Museo De Arte Costarricense | Museums | Attractions and Activities
    important international jose josé large local located main museum music nacional national natural park people place rica right shopping social theater time visitors years phone Museo De Arte Costarricense Originally inaugurated by April 7 th 1940 the building that is now known as the Museo de Arte Costaricense hosted the terminal of San Jose s first International Airport The Sabana Airport It served as such up until 1955 year in which the Juan Santamaria Airport was opened It continued nonetheless to receive light air traffic and private planes On October 1977 and during the administration of President Daniel Oduber 1974 1978 the site was renamed Museo de Arte Costaricense In 1986 the site was declared of Historical Value by Executive Decree The Museum consists of a basement and one main and upper floor On the Top One also called the Golden Hall Salon Dorado one can find a relief representation of the evolution of Costarican Art from the times of Spanish control to Independence and beyond Due to the ever changing character of art and the passing of time the precincts of the Museum are currently under renovation this intended to permit a better presentation of those valuable works of

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