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Address: Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
506-257-7202
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One of the capital's most pleasant spots.

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Favorite park in San José

What makes San José vibrant and beautiful is the diverse presence of parks in some of its most popular areas. Parque España crowns with high trees and secret trails one of my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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amsterdam
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Nice smallish park with 2 fountains and tall trees, good to take a break. Tragic all around it so not really serene

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

What makes San José vibrant and beautiful is the diverse presence of parks in some of its most popular areas. Parque España crowns with high trees and secret trails one of my favorite spots in downtown San José. It's a great place to go for a walk, very intimate and full of flowers and varied vegetation makes it somehow a... More 

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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Looked at all the contributions for places to visit in San Jose. Not a lot of great architecture in the city but this park is well worth a visit either as part of a walking tour or just to chill. It has lovely flowers and trees which we enjoyed. Often things going on around and about the park but check... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this park allot and discovered it while walking to the Orchid Exhibit. Well maintained and a great place to stroll or sit and just relax!

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Doylestown, Ohio
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

This Park is very close to Parque Morazan and Jardin de Paz. With its mature foliage and flowers as well as decorative fountains and sculptures this park attracts culture lovers for artists displays on the weekends and kissers and huggers at night. Lovely to visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

We spent a lovely afternoon birding this shady park next to the Edificio Metalico and the contemporary art museum. Full of colorful birds and very relaxing.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

If you´re in San Jose this is, by far, the best place to go on a Saturday. You can go and tack pictures, see a show or tack part of a free workshop (sports or artistic). Every Saturday the Ministry of Culture is in charge of preparing lots of activities for the people of the City. Usually fun for me.

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Paraiso,Costa Rica
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

It has some very impressive statues of CR first governos- conquistador Juan Vazquez de Coronado, the queen Isabella la Católica. It is next to the Casa Amarilla-or Yellow House-CR Ministry of Foreign Relations. Very picturesque...

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

I love this park specifically in San José, is quiet and full of nature. Is safe to be in and is in the midle on the capital city. Is a great place to chill with your friends or just rest for a while before you go back to the noisy "Chepe"

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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Average park, some statues, nothing spectacular. There are some cultural events sometimes, you should check for event shall they happen.

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