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Metallic Building (Ed)ificio Metálico)
Metallic Building (Ed)ificio Metálico)

Metallic Building (Ed)ificio Metálico)

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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.

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Calle 9, San José, Costa Rica

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

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