Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in San Jose:

1. National Centre of Art and Culture

4.5 /5

2,955 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

The most important landmark in the city, the National Centre of Art and Culture is an abode to contemporary art, dance and theatre. Millions of tourists come from all across the globe to visit this attraction.

2. Metropolitan Cathedral

4.3 /5

4,139 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

Cathedral Metropolitano, as the Costa Ricans call it, is the most significant cathedral in San Jose. Built in 1871, it is a great place to offer peace and tranquillity to its visitors.

3. Costa Rican Art Museum

4.2 /5

4,140 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

Museo de Arte Costarricense was originally the main terminal of San Jose's first international airport. A very attractive sight, the museum is equally fascinating from inside luring travellers from different parts of the world.

4. Gold Museum

3.8 /5

4,139 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

As the name suggests, the museum consists of innumerable collections of gold. The metal is already hugely popular among masses and this museum which is entirely based on it, makes it even more attractive.

5. Jade Museum

3.8 /5

4,140 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

Yet another spectacular landmark in the capital, Jade Museum houses a beautiful collection of Pre-Columbian artefacts dating from 500BC to 1500 AD.

6. Children's Museum

3.7 /5

2,955 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

Museo de Los Ninos is massive, fun and informative. Exhibiting thousands of interactive displays, this entrancing building is a great attraction for families with kids.

7. Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

3.7 /5

4,140 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

Butterflies are the pretty little colourful creatures on the flowers and are adored by one and all. Spirogyra is a beautiful butterfly farm located within the walking distance of the city. Away from the daily noise of the busy capital area, this place is quite calm and soothing to both locals and foreign visitors.

8. Parque ZoolÑgico SimÑn BolÕvar

3.6 /5

4,140 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

A popular zoo in the capital city called Parque ZoolÑgico SimÑn BolÕvar is a great attraction for animal lovers. It invites several tourists from different continents all round the year.

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9. Chirripo National Park

3.6 /5

4,207 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in San Jose

Located right in the heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range, the major part of which lies in the province of San Jose gives you one of the best hiking opportunities in the country. A little far off from the central city, this national park is a tourist gem for adventure lovers.

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