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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  • Located opposite the second Cathedral of San José, the Park is a popular meeting place. Around the Park, many restaurants and Cafés to linger invite
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  • It is not really a park, as it is tiny, super crowded, has few trees. It is more like an area with no buildings than a park. Also there is some renovation going on. Nothing to see here.  more »
  • Very visited and must-see for any alien who visit Costa Rica, however care should be given that the place to pass many people of different socio-economic conditions. It is worth visiting it.
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