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. Plan your Parque Juan Santamaria visit and explore what else you can see and do in Alajuela using our Alajuela trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Nice setting and family environment . We went after a concert with the Costa Rica 's philharmonic at 3pm. I believe it was a lift up from the busy streets.  more »
  • In 1856 time William Walker (from the US) lead a group of mercenaries to take over Costa Rica. This statue represents Costa Rica's hero, Juan Santamaria, a local farmer who volunteered to go burn the ...  more »
  • We enjoyed people watching here. Most locals wander through looking at their phones. There is a nice mural on the wall and a bus stop here. I wouldn't go out of My way to visit but we stayed nearby.  more »
Google
  • Nice place. Reminds the heroism of our people.
  • Very clean and nice. It looks perfect for skateboarding but you are not allowed. No grass.
  • Clean litte park but nothing speacial.
  • Pretty...Safe....Convenient Relaxing...great for people watching 👀
  • Familiar