Central Park (Parque Central), San Jose

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Visit Central Park (Parque Central), 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 Central Park (Parque Central) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Another shabby addition to downtown San José - the entire city is in need of some TLC - this park is no exception. There is an interesting monument on the hill in the centre. SJO sign in the north wes...  more »
  • It's still very nice that it's a bit susio but I love a lot is very but very peaceful and I love the pigeons that there
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  • When I visit this place it was full of peolpe and with a lot of people selling stuff in the streets, even with that a nice place to visit  more »
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  • Very nice place in the center of the city. Happening and buzzing with lot of energy... lot of police presence making me feel safe but looking at the random checks of police on local boys making me nervous at the same time.
  • Crowded high traffic and street stuff sellers. Beware of your surroundings and keep valuables not visible. Even if I had no issues I felt uneasy and recommend so.
  • It is a nice little park that is very San Jose, Costa Rica. A very old simbol of San Jose
  • Beautiful sculptures surrounding the park but heavy police presence put a dampening on it...
  • Nothing special nor unique about this park.

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