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Culture in Costa Rica
-The culture of Costa Rica is rich, varied and recognizable by having influences initially indigenous and European culture,  Afro-Caribbean culture and Asian.

-From its origins almost about 8000 years until the contemporary globalized world, this region's cultural traits have been marked by its isthmic character as a bridge between two large continental masses of great biological, economic and geopolitical bases, creating a meeting point or a line of the past of all currents and influences, creating surreal cultural and biological endemism that characterizes him.

-The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCJD) is the specialized institution in charge of the coordination of the cultural life in the country. The work of the Ministry is divided into direction of culture, Visual Arts, performing arts, music, heritage, libraries, school of Costa Rica and youth.

-Visual Arts, are characterized by painters of high quality levels, as for example, Francisco Amighetti, Gonzalo Morales Sáurez, Rafa Fernández, Rodolfo Stanley, among others, as well as a strong sculptural tradition which has its ancestral roots in the spheres of stone, sculptures in stone, jade and pre-Columbian ceramics, legacy that has subsequently been cultivated and continued by sculptors such as Francisco Zúñiga Domingo Ramos, José Sancho, Max Jiménez, Ibo Bonilla and Jorge Jiménez Deredia.
Costa Rica...Cultural country: Costa Rica is one of the countries with the largest index of cultural activity throughout Central America.
-The culture of Costa Rica is determined more by its popular appearance and less by the classical appearance, academic, for the year 2006 Costa Rica was declared Ibero-American Capital of culture.
Allegorical Carriage at the Light Festival, which is celebrated early December and welcomes Christmas.
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-Costa Rica is a country in which very different social systems co-exist ranging from Limon creole to customs of Iberian origin, from cultures and different ways of thinking such as the Chinese, Indian or the Mennonite.

-Always within the institutions, cultural life is vibrant in public universities (University of Costa Rica and the National University), and other education centers in the country.
-In the field of the performing arts, the theatrical activity in the country is very dynamic, has a State-owned company (the National Theatre Company) and discipline is taught professionally in two State universities, several private institutes and the National Theater Workshop. They work in 14 halls of independent theatre, three State rooms and some regional; in which you can see from classical theatre to vaudeville. In addition, it is frequent in some communities amateur dramatics groups.
View of the façade of the National Theatre.
-The theatre achieved such development, thanks to the contribution of renowned actors and directors (Argentine and Chilean), who left their countries in the Decade of the 1970s, fleeing from the military regimes which had been established in the Southern Cone of the continent. Carpa Theatre, Familia of Catania, the Zurco Group and the Angel Theatre were the main exponents during the decades between the mid-1970s and late 1980's.

-The architecture of Costa Rica is built from the synchronous starting from bio-climatic regional characteristics natural perspective and from mixtures of other cultures, mixing ancestral, the enormous biodiversity and the novelty of architectural fashion or material styles and exotic technologies.

-Their identity has anchored the roots in the typologies of ancestral estate engineering of Guayabo, the symbolic culture of the Valley of the Diquis and their stone spheres, or cosmic mysticism of the residential and ceremonial ranches of Baja Talamanca, which became in a synthesis between the importance bioclimatic, fashion styles and local creativity.
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-Appreciated but demanding tropical climate has achieved that through the centuries, styles of the transnational design styles have had to adapt to the local bioclimatic, because if the architect does
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