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. To visit Parque Espana on your trip to San Jose, use our San Jose trip planner .
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  • It is a quiet Park, a bit away from the Centre, but quiet to rest and spend time alone or with
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  • Big trees offer pleasant respite from the city bustle, it has beautiful tropical view, but the main statue, a monument for Juan Vasquez de Coronado is sprayed over with red graffiti, the fountain in f...  more »
  • The huge tropical trees defy the never ending traffic that surrounds this park and provide a lovely oasis. We walked through on the way to the Jade Museum and were impressed with how well maintained i...  more »
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  • Mice park. With several sculptures of historical figures importan for the country. It's next to an iconic building ( Escuela Meralica) and farelly close to another very visited par (Parque Morazan). Also it is a nice quite park, it has a lot of green area dispite it's size. The only downfall is a he fact that the park is taken buy some homeless individuals, so sometimes you will happens to come across very bad odors.
  • Great place to relax and watch the world go by. Good shade, too.
  • Beautiful park right in the heart of San José. Quite green and sorrounded by historical buildings. You can see "Edificio Metálico", which was built in the late 19th century and works as a school. You can also see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Nice coffes and restaurants nearby. Safe place, yet I'd avoid going there after midnight (as a general precaution). Barrio Amón, one of the nicest neighbourhoods in San José, is within walking distance (direction north).
  • Pretty place, but small. Just do it in passing.
  • It's a nice place, time to time the city's Major does some cultural activities there.
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