The English editorial, Phaidon Press Limited, has just honored the Museo del Oro/Numastic Museum in its recently released list of most important buildings of the 20th century.
Serendipitously, the museum has been celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has finished a remodel that includes handicap access, new electrical system and interior upgrades.
The building is unique in that it is the only underground building in Costa Rica and is also an inverted pyramid. The 'roof' is the famous Plaza de la Cultura which is home to many cultural events througout the year and is next to the National Theater. The museum has also improved its cultural outreach over the past two years hosting coin collector fairs, concerts on the plaza entrance, and new art exhibits inside.
An exhibit on the buildings creation and construction will open next Fri. Nov. 23rd.
We visit the most interesting architectural sites in San Jose on our Walking Tours $22 - $25.
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By Stacey Auch.