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Central Bank (Banco Central)

Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-243-3333
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Interesting

Definitely a conversation starter and a great photo oppurtunity. A nice spot to grab some lunch sit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chews D
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Impressive

The group of weathered, life sized workers stands out in the otherwise featureless and scruffy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deetee100
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London
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This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“costa ricans” (4 reviews)
“statues” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-243-3333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely a conversation starter and a great photo oppurtunity. A nice spot to grab some lunch sit & relax

Thank Chews D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The group of weathered, life sized workers stands out in the otherwise featureless and scruffy downtown pedestrian zone, outside the Central Bank Building. A draw for tourists and an obvious photo opportunity, they are an impressive site.

Thank Deetee100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just driving by in the cab. Did. It stop to get out, but the copper was lovely. A historic landmark.

Thank Jessyca505
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I did not go inside the bank, but walked around outside admiring the statuesque bronzes which are quite remarkable...a great way to spend a good half an hour...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you do the free walking tour you can learn about the history of this bank and the first international McDonald's located across the street. The statues are cool...I thought they were taller though.

Thank OverjoyedK
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We did not go out of our way to visit, but when we came up the statues it was a nice surprise.The gallery of bronze statues adds to the eclectic nature of San jose.

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is an odd grouping of statues in the midst of a green square, not a lot of places to sit around here, and the expression on the faces doesn't really match the Costa Ricans. We did, however, see a fabulous bird perched on top...More

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The building and statues are interesting, but I would not go out of my way to visit. So if your passing fine if not don't bother.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Reviewed 5 May 2017

One of the many parks, monuments and sculptures in and around downtown. We saw several during a short walk from our hotel.

Thank justrunningaround
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Plan your visit as the statues face west and between two tall buildings. So they are in direct sunlight for just a few hours after midday.

Thank Richard M
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