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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.
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  • Average45%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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"green space"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 3 reviews
"heart of san jose"
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"costa rica"
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"buskers"
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"roosting"
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"statues"
in 6 reviews
"courting"
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"parks"
in 5 reviews
"fountain"
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"thousands"
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"activity"
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Plenty of trees to hide from the sun to rest and cool off a little while admiring the beautiful church across the street. The park is always packed as everyone has the same idea. I still haven’t figured out the dome thing!!!!!!!!

Thank 733harry
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

the central park of San José is not a very special one, but it has a particular gift from the ex-president and dictator of Nicaragua to the City: its kiosk.

Thank rurolex
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

But there is a very cool church across the street that is open to the public and worth checking out. There is a dome thing in the middle that you walk up some stairs and walk under.

Thank pillburt
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

While not exactly the center of the city, this park is a hub of all sorts of activity. Near many tourist sights, this is a great place for people watching. Musicians, street vendors and people from every walk of life enjoy the nice outdoors.

Thank Brent D
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

this area although centrally located could use some cleaning up of trash and graffitti it is a shame its in the middle of city and so dirty.

Thank LUCILA T
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

Thank 17CostaRica
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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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
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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
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