Former Atlantic Train Station, San José

Discover the history of the Former Atlantic Train Station and admire historic photos at the San José Museum

Former Atlantic Train Station, San José
Former Atlantic Train Station
© Esteban Cervantes Jiménez

The Former Atlantic Train Station should be one of your must-see visits in your trip to San José. This beautiful building has an eclectic style, that blends harmoniously with the Neoclassical, the Baroque, and the Victorian periods. It was designed by the renowned architect Jaime Carranza.

It was opened in 1908 and its construction was a result of the need of a station in the Atlantic coast that could transport the coffee to Europe. Inside it, you can admire the high artistic value of its construction with precious woods, that makes it one of the most beautiful buildings in wood all over Costa Rica. You can see the representation of Mercury (the god of commerce) and Venus (the goddess of love).

Inside the building, you can visit the San José Museum and admire the antique photograph collection of the Costa Rican capital.

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23rd Street and 3rd Avenue, in El Carmen District, San José.

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(+506) 2542 5800.

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