Parque Espana, San Jose

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Situated in the center of San Jose, Parque Espana serves a quiet spot ideal for relaxing and taking a breather from sightseeing. Spend the afternoon alone or with friends, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the view of tall old trees, numerous bird species, fountains, and many statues and monuments. Pay special attention to the statue of Christopher Columbus, donated to the city by his descendants. If you happen to visit on a weekend, make sure you check out the activities organized by the local ministry of culture. Use our San Jose itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Parque Espana and other attractions in San Jose.
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  • This very small park is between Morazan park and Parque Nacional. It is close to the city center on Avenida 3. Its most important feature is a statue of a conquistador. Reading the reviews some confus...  more »
  • A good respite location that is close to the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. A fantastic site for lunch and a coffee.  more »
  • Quite close to the jade museum, this small square does have a cool fountain and some interesting statuary, but otherwise isn't particularly noteworthy. It could be just a nice spot to sit and cool off...  more »
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  • It's a nice place, time to time the city's Major does some cultural activities there.
  • Iconic small park in the middle of San Jose. It fills with arts on weekends.
  • Quiet place to organize a meeting, or spent some time alone.
  • Beautiful Park
  • A very nice Park, missing police officers but it is a good place to hang out. You can encounter young consuming marijuana.
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