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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.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good29%
  • Average44%
  • 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 17 January 2016

One the first day wandering around San Jose we were fortunate enough to heard two English speaking gentleman, and stopped and chatted. The conversation continued as they shared their life in Costa Rica and walked us to their favorite local restaurant.

Thank Debby C
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Just like most of the parks in the downtown areas it is a gathering place for undesirable types mixed in with a few locals. Not a place you would want to visit or enjoy relaxing there. It can even feel unsafe with aggresive panhandlers. I...More

Thank Cynhoff
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Walked through the park a couple of times while walking around the city centre. Nothing much here except people hanging around. Would not make a trip here unless you are passing by like we were.

Thank jlee_melbourne
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Like many things in San Jose these days, there seems to be a problem with graffiti. The park is shaded and often has buskers performing.

Thank Dre0303
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This square is great for a rest after walking through the city. On weekend days there are market stalls on the square.

Thank Stefka P
Reviewed 1 December 2015

It was just getting dressed up for christmas when we were there it is near the center of town and a nice place to sit and watch the world go by. The day we were there there were an number of vendors selling food and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Across from the Metropolitan Cathedral this park is filthy and full of panhandlers and police patrolling and warning visitors (like me) to put away expensive cameras because it's not considered "a safe zone." When we were standing there talking to the police, a fight broke...More

Thank romadaro
Reviewed 27 November 2015

It's a happening place, lots of locals and vendors selling there products. You can just sit on a bench and take it all in. It is a busy place and has lot's of pigeons!

Thank KGoede
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is a small park, across form the cathedral. There is nothing much to it. However, on Saturday morning, there were a group of vendors set up selling all kinds of things. This may have been an exception rather than the rule but if you...More

Thank TravelGypsy1953
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Great place to visit. If you love art and seeing things that separate a country, give it distinction, this type of park & others in San Jose are def something to see.

Thank CKHiD
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