Omar Salazar Obando Museum

Find out the way of life of the first population in the Omar Salazar Obando Museum, in Costa Rica

Omar Salazar Obando Museum
Omar Salazar Obando Museum
© Museo Omar Salazar Obando

The Omar Salazar Obando Museum was opened on November 10, 1995 in a building classified as Historical and Architectural Heritage, in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

The museum sums up the indigenous origins of the canton through an archaeological exhibition related to the traditions of the first settlements in Turrialba. There is also a fantastic collection of scrapers, burins, knives and some ceramic and lithic objects.

Furthermore, there is a replica of a house similar to those inhabited by indigenous people. Besides, some information about other archaeological sites is shown, such as the Guayabo National Monument. All this includes photographs of the region and of roads, and a mockup representing the settlement.

Nevertheless, the museum has also a temporary exhibition hall, where the content is frequently renewed according to different subjects. Sometimes it is possible to contemplate up to twenty-five exhibitions per year.

More information:


Calle 2, Turrialba, Cartago province, Costa Rica.

Opening Times:

Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 h and from 13:00 to 16:00 h.

Ticket Price:

Free admission.


(+506) 2556 3733 / (+506) 2558 3600.



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