Parque Juan Santamaria, Alajuela

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At the heart of the city Parque Juan Santamaria represents the central square, dedicated to Costa Rica's national hero. The surrounding area contains plants and flowers, as well as paintings, and serves as a popular recreational and meeting area among the locals. The concrete section features a bronze statue of Juan Santamaria flanked by two cannons. He was born in 1831 and died in 1856 during William Walker's invasion of the country. See Parque Juan Santamaria and all Alajuela has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alajuela journey builder tool .
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  • If you're American, go here for the statue of Juan Santamaria. It commemorates an important event in Central American history almost none us learned about in high school (and we really should). The pa...  more »
  • This park is more of a plaza as it is dominated by concrete paving stones. There are a few trees around the perimeter that provide some nice shade but do not be surprised to find someone sleeping off ...  more »
  • An inspiring statue of Juan Santamaría is of course the centerpiece of this pleasant park, not far from the old cathedral. Juan Santamaría was part of a rag-tag campesino army trying to repel Tennesse...  more »
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  • There are pigeons and a breeze there is a long horizontal mural describing the war decades ago . Some concrete benches and a statue in honor to Juan Santa Maria
  • Small shady bit in the center of town. What's not to like. And quite a few little bakeries and coffee shops around too.
  • Its a small, nicely kept city park that carries the name of a Costarican national hero, a family park.
  • Nice city park which has a playground and lots of activities planned throughout the year. Police are always walking around.
  • Has been renovated. Is clean and open to the public. Public events held here.
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