Discoveries Costa Rica: An Enduring Past
Discover the Enduring Past of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country with a rich and diverse history. From the pre-Columbian civilizations that once flourished in the region to the Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 16th century, Costa Rica has a story to tell.
This program takes you on a journey through Costa Rica's past, from the earliest inhabitants of the region to the present day. You will learn about the cultures that have shaped Costa Rica, the events that have shaped its history, and the people who have made Costa Rica what it is today.
Guayabo National Monument: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the ruins of an ancient pre-Columbian city.
Finca 6 Stone Spheres: These mysterious stone spheres are thought to have been created by the Diquís culture.
Ujarras: This town is home to a hot springs resort that was popular with the Spanish conquistadors.
Orosi: This town is home to a beautiful church that was built in the 18th century.
Cartago: This city was once the capital of Costa Rica. It is home to a number of historical landmarks, including the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles - Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels
Duran Sanitorium: This abandoned sanitorium is a reminder of the country's fight against tuberculosis.
Historic Museum La Casona: This museum tells the story of William Walker, an American filibuster who invaded Costa Rica in the 19th century.
National Museum: This museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.
Jade Museum: This museum houses a collection of jade artifacts from Costa Rica and other parts of Central America.
National Theater: This theater was built in the late 19th century and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Costa Rica.
Central Market: This market is a great place to experience the local culture of Costa Rica
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