Now that Congress has moved to its new building, The Blue Castle, which was the old Congress building, will become the new Museum of Democracy. This historic building was originally built in the 1900´s as a presidential home. Later, it housed the Embassy of the United States and during the administration of José Figueres Ferrer became the Congress building. Now it will transition to Museum of Democracy.
The museum´s exhibitions will focus on democratic culture, election processes, parliament power and history, among others. Permanent areas include: Multi-ethnic Room, exhibits pieces which showcase participation and the importance of ethnic diversity in the Costa Rican democracy, Women in Parliament Room, honoring women who participate in politics, and the Human Rights Room, emphasizing the link between human rights and democracy. Entry to the museum is free of charge.
After visiting the Museum, stay at La Sabana Hotel, Suites & Apartments. Located just a few minutes away from San José downtown, we are working with complete staff, operating and serving under strict hygiene protocols.