Teatro Nacional Tavel Guide

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  • Teatro Nacional Tavel Guide

The National Theatre of Costa Rica (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica) is considered the finest historic building and a landmark in the central section of San José. It opened to the public on 21 October 1897 with a performance of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust.

The building construction began in 1891, and it is known for its exquisite interior which includes its lavish furnishings. The front of the theatre features statues of Calderón de la Barca and Ludwig van Beethoven. The inside features the mural Allegory of Coffee and Bananas by Milanese artist Aleardo Villa, which is featured on the five colón bill.

Today, the theatre is a famous tourist attraction, and the National Symphonic Orchestra (NSO) take place as part of orchestra's regular season.

If you want to have a rest, Alma de Café is the favorite meeting place for local and foreign visitors at the hall. Its serving the best coffee, dishes and desserts with the highest quality, excellence service and creativity, and give your a special experience. The café is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.