We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Galeria Namu

206 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Galeria Namu

206 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Recommended experiences in and around San Jose
from US$55.08
More Info
from US$66.00
More Info
from US$162.00
More Info
from US$38.00
More Info
Full view
Location
Contact
7th Avenue Between 5th And 7th Streets, San Jose Costa Rica
Get to know the area
San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
Cultural Tours

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

170 reviews
Visit a pair of traditional markets in San Jose on a guided walking tour that explores local flavors, culture, and history. From a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee to tropical fruits, you’ll sample the best of what’s in season here. It’s a great chance to see a side of the city that many visitors overlook, and walking around with a local guide means an insider perspective on life in San Jose.
US$38.00 per adult
206Reviews3Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 163
  • 35
  • 6
  • 2
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Jason R wrote a review Feb 2020
Slocan Park, Canada3 contributions
If you are looking for native art in San Jose this is THE place. Great selection, knowledgeable, friendly staff, fair trade. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Extraordinary301440 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ithaca, New York8 contributions13 helpful votes
Unless you want a few stereotype simple souvenirs, this is where you want to go to find authentic CR art - fine folk art and indigenous people’s art of high quality on a fair trade basis. The people really know where their art comes from. We bought a small Boruca mask and they gave us a page about the artist and a picture of her. They have pieces of the seeds that intricate pieces are carved out of. If we’d had more time they were willing to guide us in arranging straightforward bus trips to visit indigenous artists. The pieces are not “cheap” in any sense, but are decently priced for the work that went into them. Just walking in is an artistic experience.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from celticachica, Owner at Galeria Namu
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thank you for your very kind comments, we so appreciate people caring to take the time to comments as you did. Gracias!
Read more
Hel M wrote a review Jan 2020
Arlington, Virginia13 contributions14 helpful votes
The store provides a wide range of artistic and unique goods from all over Costa Rica and is clearly a place to go if you are interested in authentic pieces which are locally made and support local artists, It is therefore also not necessarily on the cheap side but you can find things in every price range, I really liked that we were given background information on the items we bought and the artists and communities which produced them. It is clearly worse a visit and highly recommended.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from celticachica, Owner at Galeria Namu
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Lovely comments - thank you so much for taking the time to respond!
Read more
Andrea K wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
After a lot of looking around at San Jose's central market, artisanal market, and other shops, we couldn't find the right art pieces to take home. This shop was exactly what we were looking for. Really beautiful pieces and none of that cheap knockoff stuff that's not from Costa Rica. The prices were reasonable and the shop owner is very knowledgeable. If you visit the Jade museum and National museum, you'll see a lot of similar art and jewelry at this shop. I highly recommend stopping by.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from celticachica, Owner at Galeria Namu
Responded 31 Jan 2020
We're glad you referenced the replicas we offer and so glad that you enjoyed your experience!
Read more
Alexandra H wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado13 contributions
We made a visit to Galeria Namu a priority during our short visit to San Jose, and we were glad we did. The gallery has a beautiful and diverse selection of arts and crafts of Costa Rica. We enjoyed an informative discussion with the friendly proprietor. AND we found just the piece of artwork to place on our wall In Denver and remember our visit!
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from celticachica, Owner at Galeria Namu
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Many thanks Alexandra for you comments. We really appreciate the feedback!
Read more
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Galeria Namu