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Central Park (Parque Central)

Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good29%
  • Average42%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
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“small park” (2 reviews)
“green space” (2 reviews)
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Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perhaps not at the top of my list of MUST SEE but it was definitely a sight to see. Its big & full of the everyday locals & Tourist While Not much to see it was definitely intetesting

Thank Chews D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon the park while walking the city. its a great place to meet new people and enjoy the culture.

Thank 17CostaRica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you have some sort of antroplogical curiosity, this site is a waste of time if you look for a nice city view

Thank LUIS A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I don't know how to describe the horrid piece of junk in the middle of this area...it is just too ugly for words...but it attracts many tourists and is always busy...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to meet ,right next door to a Mcdonalds, lots of interesting features and good when its raining .nice place to take photos

Thank rooikoptraveler
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely not worth a visit. We walked past and around it - messy, nothing really worth seeing, and plenty of weird folks around the square.

1  Thank Willem K
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This park is located in the heart of San Jose, GREAT spot for people watching, shopping, lunch and taking photos.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Interesting park across from the church. The park was very busy. A great place to take a break and people watch

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a busy little park in San Jose. The Metropolitan Cathedral is located right next to it so it's worth checking out if you're in the area.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We stopped on a week-end. Local bands took turn playing music: from opera, choir to rock, salsa. Fun places and meeting points of the locals after church.

Thank Montrealer_12
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