Costa Rica declared five buildings as historical and architectural heritage, at the end of 2020. These buildings are in four cantons. The intention behind the declaration is to keep them protected and preserved.
The school of Santa Rosa de Santa Cruz, in Guanacaste, the park and kiosk in Palmares, the old Post Office and Telegraph building in Juan Viñas de Jiménez, and the Escobal and Quebradas railway stations in Atenas are the five sites.
These are significant in that they are an important part of communal identity and a window into another era. Their conservation must now be protected and even guaranteed.
The conservation assures that generations to come will be able to see these original historical structures. They are going to be almost like a live documentary or timeline through history.