Plaza de la Cultura
Plaza de la Cultura
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Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations, performances, etc.
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Include this on your day's itinerary walking around Old San Juan. Lovely little plaza to see and take rest in the shade as well.
Written December 26, 2023
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mikeankirsty
Devon127 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I'm sorry but there really isn't anything special here. If you want to visit it just to tick it off the list of places to say you've seen then go but otherwise relaxing around the pool for the morning will be more fun. The area is surrounded by cheap 3rd rate shops and beggars on virtually every corner. The only thing that was enjoyable was the coffee and carrot cake we had outside the front of the gran hotel opposite the national theatre.
Written November 17, 2023
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is the main square of San José with some huge shops and the national theatre. There is not that much to do, but it is good to see and I recommend a tour in the theatre.
Written July 5, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lot of interesting items in the area. Just off Ave Central (0). Nicely crafted and surrounded by some of the cultural buildings.
Written April 10, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Main plaza in the center of Downtown San Jose where the National Theater (Teatro Nacional) and Pre-Colombian Gold Museum are located. The plaza itself isn't remarkable.
Written January 9, 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
What do I like most in visiting the attractions in Downtown San Jose? Most attractions are located near each other, along Avenida 2 and related streets. This attraction is not an exception, it is located near the National Theater, Museums, Pedestrian Mall, etc.

There is no need to drive, just walk around and enjoy the area. It feminded me of my hometown Washington, DC where most attractions are cloistered around each other. Enjoy your visit
Written November 27, 2022
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Melissa Balan
Ankara, Türkiye270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
The plaza itself is worth a visit, but do be sure to also walk down the pedestrian walkway. As you continue walking, you can find some beautiful historic buildings (turn right down another pedestrian only walkway after leaving Palza de Cultura). There are a number of small cafés and eateries to try all around the area. Do not go at night. By day, just be cautious as you would in any large city.
Written September 14, 2021
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Carlos N
Miami, FL252 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Nothing especial. Get there, take a picture and keep going. The plaza is not pretty. Go to the cathedral and try to get some pictures inside (do not pay for a tour, it's not worthy!)
Written August 1, 2021
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rebeccabrabb
West Monroe, LA1,038 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It was a nice center area that I’m sure is great for festival, bands, etc. There was nothing going on when we were here. Tons of pigeons!
Written July 9, 2021
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Jon Burke
Boston, MA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If you are a regular tourist you might be very board here, but if you are a photographer there is a ton of street life to capture. Between the architecture of the buildings, local vendors / street performers, and crazy pigeons a photographer can spend several hours alone taking photos in this area.
Written February 3, 2021
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