The building that includes the Museos del Banco Central and the Plaza de la Cultura turns 30 this year, and the celebration will be this entire month.
The building was designed by Costa Rican architects Jorge Bertheau, Jorge Borbón, and Edgar Vargas. It was created as a space to hold and promote the country’s archaeological and art collection. In 1983 the space was completed as part of the rescate urbano or “urban rescue.” And now the location is one of the more popular tourist attractions because of its proximity to some of the most famous buildings in San José such as the Teatro Nacional and the Gran Hotel Costa Rica.
The Plaza de la Cultura is a flat street-level surface and below there is the three-level museums of the Banco Central.
Doors are open to the public between 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is 5,500 colons for foreigners.