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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  • 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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  • Central park is nice, but normal. In the back there is the Cathedral and other things that are worth a collected.
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  • Seemed like a lot of people hang out here as it's in the center of the city. It was fun to hang out and people watch. As I walked for most of my visit I passed through multiple times. Each was interes...  more »
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