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Housed in what was formerly the National Liquor Factory (FANAL), this complex of museums and performance spaces is also home to the Ministry of Culture. The best museum here is the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC), which has several very large exhibition spaces and features rotating shows of predominantly local and regional artists, with the occasional exhibition from the rest of the world. The theaters, as well as the central courtyard amphitheater, host a wide range of cutting-edge Costa Rican drama, dance, and musical performances. The complex takes up a full city block between the Parque España and Parque Nacional, and just a half-block away from the Jade Museum.