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Central Park (Parque Central)

Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good28%
  • Average44%
  • Poor12%
  • 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 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
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
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 10 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
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