Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The National Theater of Costa Rica

The National Theater of Costa Rica was built in 1897.  It was originally to be funded by the coffee barons, but they eventually stopped funding the construction and the tax payers picked up the bill to finish it.  It is considered the fanciest historic building in Costa Rica and had amazing details.  It is still used today for live performances.

The foyer was originally used for socializing during intermissions, it is now reserved for recitals and formal political gatherings.

The original hardwood floors in the foyer made from Costa Rican hard woods (now mostly covered with carpet to protect it):

The stage with the painted ceiling:

We enjoyed seeing the Christmas decorations throughout the city.  This Nativity is in front of the National Theater:

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