Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera

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Himno Nacional de Costa Rica
English: Costa Rican National Anthem
Coat of arms of Costa Rica.svg

National anthem of Costa Rica
Also known as Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera (English: Noble fatherland, your beautiful flag)
Lyrics José María Zeledón Brenes[1], 1900
Music Manuel María Gutiérrez
Adopted 1853
Relinquished Present
Audio sample
"Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera" (Instrumental)

"Himno Nacional de Costa Rica" (Spanish for "Costa Rican National Anthem") is the national anthem of Costa Rica. The song was originally adopted in 1853, with the music composed by Manuel María Gutiérrez. Words by José María Zeledón Brenes[2][3] were added in 1900.


Spanish lyrics English translation
Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera
expresión de tu vida nos da;
bajo el límpido azul de tus cielos
blanca y pura descansa la paz.
Noble fatherland, your beautiful flag
Gives us life expression
Beneath your unsullied blue sky,
Peace rests, white and pure.
En la lucha tenaz de fecunda labor
que enrojece del hombre la faz,
conquistaron tus hijos
labriegos sencillos,
eterno prestigio, estima y honor. (bis)
Through tenacious struggle from fruitful toiling
That crimsons men's faces,
Your children, simple peasants,
Secured, prestige, esteem and honor forever.
Prestige, esteem and honor forever.
¡Salve, oh tierra gentil!
¡Salve, oh madre de amor!
Cuando alguno pretenda
tu gloria manchar,
verás a tu pueblo valiente y viril,
la tosca herramienta en arma trocar.
Hail, Oh gentle homeland!
Hail, Oh mother of love!
Whensoever anyone should attempt to besmirch your glory
You shall witness your people be brave and robust
The rugged handtool become weapon
Salve oh Patria tu pródigo suelo,
dulce abrigo y sustento nos da;
bajo el límpido azul de tu cielo
¡vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz!
Hail, O fatherland! Your generous soil
Gives us sweet shelter and sustenance
Beneath your untainted blue sky
May peace and industry forever exist!

Zeledon original Lyrics

In the original wording by Zeledon, the first stanza read:

'Costa Rica, tu hermosa bandera,
Expresión de tu vida nos da;
Bajo el manto azul de tu cielo,
Blanca y pura descansa la paz.

The final line says:

'¡Salve, oh patria!, tu pródigo suelo
dulce abrigo y sustento nos da;
bajo el límpido azul de tu cielo,
¡Vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz!...


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2012-09-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "[boletincientec] 38-04 Emblemas y simbolos de la Patria (Costa Rica)". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Página no encontrada - Teletica".

External links

  • Costa Rica: Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera - Audio of the national anthem of Costa Rica, with information and lyrics
  • WMA File
  • Archive MIDI File
  • Boletín de Cientec sobre los símbolos patrios
  • Himno a la Bandera de Costa Rica - MP3 File
  • Más que un canto, Documentary the history of the Lyric and music of the himno.
  • La Paz - Debajo del Canto, analysis of texts and events that inspired the national anthem.
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