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Omar Salazar Obando Museum

This museum was founded in November 1995. It is located in the city of Turrialba in a building that is part of the historical-architectonic heritage. The Omar Salazar Obando Museum brings back the origins of the first inhabitants (the natives) of this canton, and even of the province. It is through an archaeological exhibition about the customs of the first peoples of Turrialba that you will understand a little bit of the country’s history. This exhibition consists of a beautiful collection of tools used by the natives. You will see among others: scrapers, chisels, knives and objects in ceramic and lithic.

You will have the opportunity to see a typical aboriginal home of the time that has been restored. In addition, some information on other archaeological sites such as the Monumento Nacional Guayabo are on display. These informations include photos of the area, images of the roadway and a model that reproduces the site. It is not all, there is a temporary showroom in which new contents on various themes are regularly presented. The Omar Salazar Obando Museum sometimes hosts up to 25 exhibitions a year. Go learn more about the history of these natives; the museum is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12:00 and from 1pm to 4pm.

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