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Other Types of Money: Tokens (boletos) from Ecuador and Costa Rica
Bills, coins and credit cards are part of society’s monetary system nowadays; however, these types of money are not unique. The exhibition Other Types of Money: Tokens (boletos) from Ecuador and Costa Rica invites you to learn about other types of money such as estate tokens, commercial tokens, coffee tokens, social coins and solidarity exchange units (UDIS for its acronym in Spanish.) Read More
Point and Counterpoint Exhibition:
30th Anniversary of Plaza de la Cultura
How was the complex building process that gave birth to Plaza de la Cultura arried out? What architectural and constructive features make it stand out in the eyes of experts? The answer to these and many other questions can be found in the latest exhibition by the Museums of the Central Bank, Point and Counterpoint : 30th Anniversary of Plaza de la Cultura, on the third level. Read More
Building of the Museums of the Central Bank of Costa Rica Recognized as One of the World's Best in the 20th Century
Amid celebrations of its 30th anniversary, the building that houses the Museums of the Central Bank of Costa Rica (including Plaza de la Cultura) was selected by the British publisher Phaidon Press Limited as one of the world's 800 best buildings constructed between 1900 and 1999. Read more.
A+N Architecture in Costa Rican Numismatics
Government buildings, banks, churches, universities, adobe houses and cities have been featured in Costa Rican coins and banknotes dating back to 1860. What has made Costa Rican architecture such a frequent feature of these numismatic objects? Read more.
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Wins 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award
Earning a 4.5 rating, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ranked among the best tourist sites in Costa Rica, according to the world-known travel web site Trip Advisor. Read more.