Step inside the crown jewel of San Jose’s performing arts world with an admission ticket to the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica. Learn about the history of the lavish neoclassical building and its most celebrated performances on a 35-minute guided tour, including access to the ornate foyers, lobbies, and main auditorium. It?s a must-see for any performing arts aficionado while visiting the Costa Rican capital.
- Entrance ticket and tour of the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose
- Visit one of the most impressive buildings in the Costa Rican capital, built in 1897
- Learn about the long history of the theater on a 35-minute guided tour
- Admire the ornate neoclassical designs of the foyer, lobbies, and grand auditorium
- An essential stop for performing arts enthusiasts
- Tours offered in English and Spanish
What You Can Expect
Make your way to the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (National Theater of Costa Rica) any time during opening hours and present your pre-booked admission ticket for entry. Located in the heart of San Jose and featuring an impressive neoclassical facade, the theater is the architectural gem of the Costa Rican capital. Since its inaugural performance of Fausto de Gounod in 1897, Teatro Nacional has been the epicenter of the city?s fine arts scene including opera, symphony, and other performing arts.
Your ticket includes a 35-minute guided tour, offered every hour in English or Spanish. Learn about the theater?s long and celebrated history, plus unique components of its eclectic design. Admire elements inspired by classical Greece and Rome in the foyer, plus swaths of marble and the ornate neoclassical Pompeian style of the first and second lobbies. For the final act, step inside the sumptuous auditorium adorned with a large chandelier and romantic paintings depicting scenes from 19th-century life.
At the end of the tour, visit the on-site caf? to purchase a snack or beverage if you like before heading back out into a bustling San Jose day.
Read more about Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Admission Ticket and Guided Tour 2018 – San Jose day.
- Entrance ticket
- 35-minute guided tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Note: Ticket is valid for 1 year from date of purchase
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica
Opens from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Sunday. Guided tours (in English and Spanish) are available every hour.
1 to 2 hrs