We are so excited to hear about this exhibit bringing about 60 works of Spain's Prado Museum to the streets of San Jose, Costa Rica.
If you are traveling in San Jose before Nov. 27 you may enjoy this special urban art viewing event.
The museum has sent photographic reproductions to Barrio Chino allowing visitors to get a lifesize feel for the works of artists such as Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Botticelli, Caravaggio, El Bosco and Rubens while walking outside down the pedestrian-only boulevard.
We recently went for a look ourselves and have 2 recommendations.
#1 - Time: Give yourself an hour or so if you really want to study each piece. You should have a google translate app to take pictures of the spanish-language signage if you do not read Spanish. There are also QR codes on the signs that could lead you to info if you have an internet data plan on your phone.
#2 - Weather: If it is sunny take sun block, hat and/or sunglasses. This makes it easier to study the works without squinting. Also take water if it's sunny. If it's raining an umbrella, jacket and water boots will make the experience more pleasant. See "Best Things to Do In San Jose on a Rainy Day" for more ways to have fun in the rain.
By Stacey Auch.