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Central Bank (Banco Central)

Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-243-3333
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Amazing bronzes in the courtyard and an exceptional building housing the Banco Central de Costa Rica

I did not go inside the bank, but walked around outside admiring the statuesque bronzes which are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane W
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Cool statues

If you do the free walking tour you can learn about the history of this bank and the first... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
OverjoyedK
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Navarre, Fl
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This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“sculptures” (6 reviews)
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Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-243-3333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not go inside the bank, but walked around outside admiring the statuesque bronzes which are quite remarkable...a great way to spend a good half an hour...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you do the free walking tour you can learn about the history of this bank and the first international McDonald's located across the street. The statues are cool...I thought they were taller though.

Thank OverjoyedK
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We did not go out of our way to visit, but when we came up the statues it was a nice surprise.The gallery of bronze statues adds to the eclectic nature of San jose.

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is an odd grouping of statues in the midst of a green square, not a lot of places to sit around here, and the expression on the faces doesn't really match the Costa Ricans. We did, however, see a fabulous bird perched on top...More

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The building and statues are interesting, but I would not go out of my way to visit. So if your passing fine if not don't bother.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Reviewed 6 May 2017

One of the many parks, monuments and sculptures in and around downtown. We saw several during a short walk from our hotel.

Thank justrunningaround
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Plan your visit as the statues face west and between two tall buildings. So they are in direct sunlight for just a few hours after midday.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This stop won't take you long and it really has nothing to do with the Central Bank building. That said, the collection of statues of what appears to be ordinary folk is charming and arresting. During the several times that I was nearby, I always...More

Thank PTP46
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sculptures in front of the Bank testimony to the fact bankers not only care about money? Ten ordinary people made of bronze looking straight forward without showing a lot of emotion. Very unlike Costa Ricans, though their racial features clearly show Central American roots. The...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The building of Central Bank located in down town, The Statues and the green area are beautiful. good to visit.

1  Thank Parvin S
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