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Address: Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
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One of the capital's most pleasant spots.

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San Jose Walking Tour including Central Market and Lunch
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Cool off under the trees

A favorite place for me to walk downtown is through the cool shade of Parque España. I wish they would clean up the graffiti, remove the paint on the statues, and protect the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
San Jose, Costa Rica
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153 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Nice enough spot to people watch and sip a coffee. Park was busy with locals and tourists alike. Not a lot to see with regards to the flora, fauna or monuments.

Thank Lukehi
San Jose, Costa Rica
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224 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A favorite place for me to walk downtown is through the cool shade of Parque España. I wish they would clean up the graffiti, remove the paint on the statues, and protect the porcelain tiles

Thank jackietrehorn
Mobile, Alabama
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Not much to say about it. It's a nice clean park, Good place to sit and people watch. That's about it.

Thank Rochellex54
Banbury, United Kingdom
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712 reviews
526 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

By no means largevtbis park us a bit of a breather among the excitement of San Jose and its entertaining people and events.

Thank Rebecca M
San Jose, California
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123 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The park itself is small and perhaps more interesting if you go late in the afternoon to bird watch. We were there late morning. It is bordered by Casa Amarilla - which you can not visit and the Music/Dance Conservatory - which you can not visit although they did allow us to use their restrooms. Parque Metropolitan is much more... More 

Thank Angela C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Nice, but nothing that you can't miss. The square has a lot of bad graffiti, but the architecture is interesting and beautiful.

Thank Ana A
Michigan City, Indiana
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266 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Was worth the visit. Very large park that is an oasis in a large city. The area nearby is beautiful!

Thank Paul B
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432 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This is a nice semi-large park in the middle of the city packed with trees and benches for you to sit. It is a great place to stop by on the way to other attractions. The museums and historic San Jose is all nearby.

Thank ut_jd
Warszawa, Polska
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354 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

A nice small park with lots of trees packed in this small square. The dome, gardens and people there make up the city's vibe. Good for a short stop in between the key San Jose attractions.

Thank Wolszczak
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is one special park. The area is beautiful. The museum is near by so we took a walk there. I enjoyed my time here.

Thank Ron F

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