Plaza de la Cultura, San Jose
(3.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Visit this place full off activity, s it will give you a real impression, be on time as you have market on tuesday early 
  • In this place very varied artistic acts arise so it would be worth that culture authorities had more active intervention by facilitating and regulating these activities
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  • The Plaza de la Cultura, is being "renovated" currently, therefore these days is not possible to enter. As soon as you claiming it, I am sure that you will have more "attractive", because it is a place that invites to stay hours; There are always many people from various countries, tourists and national advantage to take pictures and enjoy the company of hundreds of "pigeons" who live there himself. On the South side, is the National Theater, an architectural beauty. To the North is central Avenue, converted into a Boulevard", with shops and restaurants. Nearby is the restaurant of the Hotel Balmoral. Don't miss this opportunity...
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  • Important landmark in Costa Rican urban scene. Mildly dangerous due to criminality though.
  • I think the center of San Jose cture can be watched from here. If you like people wat hing, if you want to eat, a coffee, or something sweet, or even a museum, or the theatre, everything is around (or below) it. Many people goes around and through it on daily basis. Piece of advice, no matter where you are in the world, always take care of your belongings, not because it is this place, but because visitors tend to be less 'alert' in foreign places ;)
  • This is were everybody normally meets when doing downtown activities. The National Theater is part of the Plaza as is a museum down below. Open and his for the eye.
  • La pase bien
  • Classic place, you can see the real average Costa Rican