Museums, guided tours and virtual concerts are part of the artistic offer this Easter

The National Theater will give its guided tours every day except Good Thursday and Good Friday.  Photography: Jeffrey Zamora
The National Theater will give its guided tours every day except Thursday and Good Friday. Photography: Jeffrey Zamora

With Holy Week there are also free days that people can take advantage of to enjoy the art and culture offer offered by the different institutions attached to the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ).

Museums, guided tours and a virtual concert with sacred music are part of the offer to appreciate national art.

The National Museum, for example, will only be closed on Good Thursday and Good Friday.

Located in the center of San José, it offers the temporary exhibition “Legado en Piedra”, where the public will be able to learn about the conservation and restoration that specialists from Costa Rica and Mexico carry out in the sites with pre-Columbian stone spheres of the Diquís, specifically , in the archaeological sites El Silencio and Finca 6, in the southern part of the country.

Additionally, the public will be able to appreciate the exhibitions “Lords of the Night”, “Nidos y Huevos”, “History of Costa Rica – 16th to 21st Centuries”, as well as the Butterfly Garden.

For its part, the Calderón Guardia Museum, in the Escalante neighborhood, will be open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm

Visitors will be able to enjoy a fun and entertaining experience that allows them to identify and recreate their own worlds.

In addition, the Calderón Guardia Museum presents its permanent exhibitions on the life of Dr. Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia.

And finally, if you are out for a walk in the southern area, you can visit Finca 6, an archaeological site open to the public in Palmar Sur de Osa, in Puntarenas.

This is one of the few preserved cases of residential constructions with associated stone spheres. Some of the spheres are in situ, that is, they have never been removed since their discovery.

In the site, five sectors are distinguished, where alignments of spheres can be observed in situ, mounds, fragments of sculptures and ceramics and spheres recovered.

This place will be open all week, including Thursday and Friday, with a schedule from 8 am to 2 pm

Visit to the National Theater

Guided tours of the National Theater will continue every day, except Thursday and Friday.

The guides of the National Theater of Costa Rica are trained to fully inform you about the history behind this building, a national symbol of the Historical Architectural Heritage and Cultural Freedom.

Currently, for pandemic reasons, the groups are of maximum 10 people.

The hours of these activities are 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm

Older adults pay ¢ 1,130 colones. For more information, write to [email protected] or phone 2010-1114.

The Municipal Band of Acosta will offer its traditional virtual concert of funeral marches this Good Friday at 6 pm The concert will be broadcast from the Parish Gymnasium of the Church of San Ignacio de Loyola, in Acosta.

A concert without an audience will be offered, with virtual transmission, where fifty members participate, under strict compliance with sanitary measures recommended by the authorities of the Ministry of Health.

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