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Stroll around Parque Nacional Park 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. Use our San Jose day trip planning website to visit Parque Nacional Park on your trip to San Jose, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Another of the many parks in downtown San Jose, this having the huge statue in the center representing the five nations of the Central American Federation in the 1800s. The park is well maintained... more »
It's well located, close to the train station, the Legislative Assembly, and the National Library. There are a number of very interesting statues relating key moments in Costa Rican history. While... more »
Very enjoyable to sit on a bench and read in the peace and quiet in the middle of the park. Many trees have their names and description on a plaque. more »
Good place to sit down and relax and let your legs rest. There are plenty of benches to sit on and lots of shade from the trees. It can get a little noisy during the evening rush hour, but still offers a nice tranquil atmosphere and a perfect spot for people watching. It is safe even at night due to its location and visible police presence nearby.
Very nice serene place, have not seen not one you know what. God sees all. Thank God. If anyone wants to get away from those........take a trip here. You will be closer to God, believe me.
Very beautiful park!! Close to amazing graffiti!! And check out the beautiful mermaid picnic area!!
It's a nice, normally clean place, to take a walk, and sit down for a while and check the statues there ( depends on the hour though. When there a activities organized by the Municilidad of San Jose, it's a great place to find handmade objects, food/drinks made by locals, and depending on the activity's theme, you can even listen to good music. Ps: if I find the pictures on my drive, will post them.
Public, spacious park full of trees and birds. With plenty of benches, it's great for a peaceful moment in the middle of the city
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