Plaza de la Cultura, San Jose

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Embrace thriving local life with a visit to Plaza de la Cultura, a vibrant central square and social epicenter. Sit back, grab an ice cream, and watch the world go by, as entrepreneurs from juggling clowns to street food and handicraft vendors jostle for attention among the throng of spirited locals. A police station situated at the corner of the square ensures the plaza remains one of the safest places in the city. Put Plaza de la Cultura at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Jose trip site .
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  • This square is located at the same national theatre and in his basement is the gold Museum of the Central Bank. Front her Gran Hotel Costa Rica is also located. The square itself does not present major attraction
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  • The plaza of the culture is the mandatory place to visit at San Jose Center. It is like any other place, many people, nearby shops. There are ice cream (I recommend Moyo or Pops), a Starbucks if you want to also use Wi-Fi while you are on holiday. Also in will find a McDonald's, clothing shops, bookstores, etc. At the same square is the National Theatre, another place to visit.
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  • If you want the plaza for yourself, just- walk early morning when it is practically empty. In the afternoon or on weekends it is all very populated, not even a place to sit down for a moment’s rest. I...  more »
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  • Fascinating cultural and political history. Only complaint is that not all exhibit text is in English. This is a minor complaint because I don't believe they are obligated to do that, but the guy selling us tickets did tell us all the exhibits are bilingual. Still working on my spanish so it was kind of nice to be forced to use it.
  • A must do if you are in San Jose. Walk around, visit the theater and especially the gold museum because it is the best thing to do in San Jose. Have lunch at one of the many restaurants. This is an area you can spend a day at. Enjoy.
  • Nice place with different food options but, in my opinion it lacks more restaurants. The service is really good and the price is not the lowest.
  • Good hang out zone for the locals. Right in the middle of everything. Nice and big square.
  • We take the kids and they enjoy chasing the pigeons and watcing the computerized lighted fountains. Its located in the heart of downtown San Jose

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