Plaza de la Cultura, San Jose

(3.2/5 based on 160+ 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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  • To be on Central Avenue, the Plaza is always well busy, and for being Christmas Eve, it was very loud and with much trade. Very nice and interesting.
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  • This plaza in the center has different levels connected with stairs and ramps for wheelchairs. Compared to other Latin American cities they really make an effort in San José to be friendly to wheelcha...  more »
  • I didn't. Missing green. Aesthetics leaves much to be desired. It is not a place to visit. If genes soon ignored.
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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