Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría

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  • Located in the beautiful city of Alajuela, the museum opened in 1980 in the space that used to be the city´s jail. Today, the museum also occupies what used to be an army garrison on the site.

    The Museum´s collections are made up of materials that testify historical aspects related to the Central American war waged against the invading filibuster William Walker in 1856-1857: oil paintings, portraits, documents, weapons and various objects related to this heroic deed. The Museum has assumed its task as a civic and community commitment. For his work of cultural promotion, has been the subject of various awards.

    Among the main functions of the museum, it is important to keep the heroic deed carried out against Walker in the collective memory of the Costa Rican people. It is also responsible for assuming an evaluative function of Alajuela´s cultural heritage and providing alternatives for community enjoyment and participation in the historical, educational, artistic and cultural in general.

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