Parque Central de San Jose, San Jose

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Park · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Visit Parque Central de San Jose, a popular meeting place among locals located in the center of San Jose. The park features a gazebo, supported by four legs and sitting atop a platform, and famously donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. The surrounding area consists of a few trees that provide shade, with the national flag of Costa Rica flying proudly in the park. After taking some photos, continue from the plaza and visit the nearby national cathedral. Using our online itinerary creator, San Jose attractions like Parque Central de San Jose can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I hate that it was blocked off when we visited however I was able to see most everything. It’s worth a visit. Beautiful bronze statues.  more »
  • This is a site that is very busy with locals. It is located close to many of the lovely urban architectural highlights of San Jose and has some art dispersed through the site. It would be hard not to....  more »
  • Nice park in San Jose. We went at night. Only had a bit of time for a photo. It looked clean. Lots of people since it was after work and everyone was commuting from their jobs. Lots of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Park is near food, retail shops, museums and churches.
  • Very nice, small City Park. You hear the parrots in the trees, see the red squirrels. Go inside the beautiful church. Very safe and clean. Locals are very nice people.
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