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  • Address: Calle 9, San José, Costa Rica
  • Hours: Daily

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Metallic Building Tours

This easy-to-spot structure was built in Brussels and imported to Costa Rica via France in 1896. Upon arrival in San Jose, it served as one of the country’s very first schools. Because the original site was mostly swamplands, the Belgian company constructed the individual iron pieces overseas before assembling them onsite, once they arrive in Costa Rica. 

Today, Metallic Building serves as homage to public education and two primary schools—Buenaventura Corrales and Julia Lang—still operate inside its historic halls. Visitors can explore the grounds on their own, or participate in one of the city’s historic walking tours to learn more about this iconic building. 

Practical Info

Metallic Building is located just west of the Parque Espana at Avenida 5 and Calle 9 in San Jose. 

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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant, San Jose, null
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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant

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Walk in the shoes of a typical ‘tico,’ or native Costa Rican, on this 4-hour evening tour of San Jose and dinner in Guachipelin. Meander through San Jose’s ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.90
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