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History of the National Museum

Origin of the National Museum

The National Museum saw the light by the end of the XIX century, encouraged by the liberal project of “order and progress” that reorganized national culture by means of changes in education and the development of institutions with cultural and scientific purposes, such as, precisely, the National Museum.

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The Bellavista Headquarters : witness , actor and historic symbol

A Glance from the "Bellavista"

ImageBy the end of the XIX century, San Jose expanded to the eastside. Constructions such as the Train Station to the Atlantic, the Main Customs House, the Sion High School , and the National Park were raised in this sector. In nearby lands, towards the northeast, the first Costa Rican bourgeois neighborhood was built: Barrio Amón.

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Departamento de Antropología e Historia

ImageEl Departamento de Antropología e Historia posee como objetivos los de rescatar y conservar el patrimonio cultural costarricense y también investigar, administrar y divulgar sobre este mismo.

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