Situated in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica, The National Theatre of Costa Rica is considered the crown jewel of the nation.
Moreover, despite the development of many new attractions, such as the beloved national football stadium, it remains one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Simply passing through the lobby of this elegant and incredibly ornate building is enough to impress most visitors.
With columns and floors constructed entirely from fine Italian marble, this space additionally features hand-painted ceiling panels, interior doors of etched French glass, and statues from both Costa Rican and Italian artists. Guided tours of this theater even take visitors into traditionally off-limits areas including the famed Smoking Room which boasts ornate gold trim, lavish furnishings, and a number of world-famous works of art.