Parque Espana, San Jose

Categories: Nature & Parks
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2.8/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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 is a small park in downtown San Jose full of trees all properly labeled, with streets that cross it and "chickens" (cement benches) to sit and relax a while. Even though surrounded by streets and avenues full of transit (buses from public service, transportation of students, taxis, private hire vans) space design allows you to get away from the noise and the bustle and enjoy the freshness that the vegetation of the Park provides. On the West side of the Park is the so-called building metal that houses first schools founded in the 19TH century, on the north side is the building of the National Insurance Institute (although it is a modern building the value of the institution is political-institutional type) and the "Yellow House" which is a building of architectural and historical value headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic next to it is located the former national factory of liquors which currently houses the Ministry of culture (being able to then visit the theatres that are found in its facilities, art exhibitions, showroom cinema, etc.) and the South side is a tree-lined boulevard known as "Paseo de las Damas" and that leads one to the Supreme Court of elections the national library, the Legislative Assembly, National Park and the national library. In general is safe enough but in the evening it can be somewhat dark, does not count with health services and its around is not allowed the parking of vehicles however there are several public parking nearby and it is easily accessible both on foot and by public transport.
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  • I have already commented on the Morazan Park; as I say, this park Spain, is located just across the street from the Buenaventura Corrales school. This Park has much greenery, will feel one in the middle of a huge garden. On the other side of this, there is a huge fountain, transmitting much stillness visitors, although they are moving vehicles by the side street. There is the statue of Juan Vázquez de Coronado, one of the Spaniards who were in Costa Rica during the period of Cristóval Colón. I highly recommend it.
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  • Stopped by this park while walking around downtown San José. It has a lot of history packed in to such a small space. It's well maintained and each part has a specific story - since the entire park wa...  read more »
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