National Park (Parque Nacional), San Jose

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Stroll around National Park (Parque Nacional) in the heart of San Jose. Escape the heat under a vast array of shady spots among the palms and deciduous trees. During the day courting couples and retirees can be commonly seen hanging out on the benches and picnic tables. Old monuments fill the park devoted to Latin American historical figures, and at the center sits the Monumento Nacional, a dramatic 1953 statue depicting the Central American nations driving out American filibuster William Walker. Put National Park (Parque Nacional) and other San Jose attractions into our San Jose vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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TripAdvisor
  • Large family oriented park. Safe feeling and lots of walking and vendors during the festival weekend.  more »
  • This is just a public park in the middle of the city where one can relax on a bench and read a book.  more »
  • We toured several of Costa Rica's National Parks and all were just a bit diofferent with new things to see and learn about. I would recomend a tour guide.  more »
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  • Very beautiful.
  • Ambiente diverso y entretenido.
  • Hermoso parque, muy arbolado.
  • One of the most beautiful parks in downtown San Jose. There is the national monument, dedicated to the heroes of the war against the filibusters of 1856, a beautiful and monumental sculptural group by the French Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse. It is located in the center of several points of interest: Legislative Assembly (Congress), Supreme Court of elections, Ministry of culture, national library, railway station to the Atlantic and old customs. Unfortunately at night it is not very safe, has little internal lighting and is therefore not very visited.
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  • It is a beautiful park in San Jose, near historical sites.
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