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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  • The Park is very busy. There are trash and criminals, this aware of your belongings. For some strange reason carry tourists to this point that only serves to take a photo for me, and ready. If you are close to can see the statue made by the sculptor Jiménez Deredia of Pope John Paul II. It is in the Metropolitan Cathedral, opposite Central Park.
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  • We noticed after 15 days of traveling through portions of Costa Rica that it seemed common for a park to be right in front of a major church or cathedral. There was always a center "stage" surrounded ...  more »
  • It is a place to visit as a landmark in the center of Costa Rica, so a photo in the place is recommended. Unfortunately the place is very dirty, what could be much improved if they had more than a little care. But in spite of that, the place gives you a comfortable place to relax and to enjoy some events that place in the Park.
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