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 vacation route planner.
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  • Great place to visit - even if your time is limited. I got some exercise, checked out the local cultures - in the middle of a busy business trip  more »
  • San Jose is just another large city without charm or a welcome feeling. Very run down streets and buildings. We didn't feel particularly welcome or safe, even during the day  more »
  • The Plaza is the roof over the Gold Museum, the side yard of the National Theatre (a treasure worth touring) and the edge of a busy walking street. As some reviewers have said, there's not much here, ...  more »
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  • This is a meeting place for a variety of crowds, it's usually packed around noon and later in the afternoon. It's located right next to the National Theater, and the Gold Museum. From here the National Museum is about five blocks away, making it a nice stop if you are walking in downtown San José. There's plenty of coffee shops and fast food restaurants around it. Probably the best place to eat here is the café in the theater.
  • The area has potential but there are no public toilet in central San Jose and rubbish and litter is everywhere because there are no recepticles .. and the place smells from the urine.. could be solved with some common sense management by the mayor of municipality
  • Home of the gold Museum and 2 million pigeons. A good place to people-watch. The National Theatre is also here and is a must-see for tourists.
  • It has been recently redesigned. You will love the kids playing in the water fountain. Nice place to take pictures. Mind your belongings, though.
  • You never knows what can you see over there. Just try not to crash with the people walking around and take care of your wallet. Historical place close the National museum. I like it. Walking around the plaza is for free lol. You have to have a selfie in there of course... You didn't visit the capital of you haven't been here.