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Central Park (Parque Central)

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A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
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Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately for the central park of the city of San Jose, this park is a bit disappointing. There seems little to do in the park itself however this is countered by the fact that there is plenty to do in the immediate area. The park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parque Central is one of the ugliest “parks” I’ve ever seen. Don’t go here to enjoy the fine art of gardening and outside decor - just hang out a few minuts with the locals who are masters of the fine art of doing nothing. Anti...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 18 November 2018

If you're looking for a place to relax away from the hussle and bussle of central San Jose, then this park offers just that. A great space to simply watch the world go by, enjoy the scenery and maybe have a bite to eat locally...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyage803067
Reviewed 5 July 2018

It is not really a park, as it is tiny, super crowded, has few trees. It is more like an area with no buildings than a park. Also there is some renovation going on. Nothing to see here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Seemed like a lot of people hang out here as it's in the center of the city. It was fun to hang out and people watch. As I walked for most of my visit I passed through multiple times. Each was interesting based on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Like all other main plazas in the capitals of rest middle and South American countries-mixture of all kinds of different style of buildings, busy and religious.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The park is next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Jose and is quite different from most other parks I have visited. It has a variety of different styles of public art / statues and when I was there was very busy. It is not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Central Park is located at the old commercial part of the city and is located a few steps from the National Theater. It is a center of town where a lot of people congregated and not much of "park" to see. If you are in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This Park is located in the heart of the city center and it is next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Jose and across the The Popular Theater of Melico Salazar.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Just across from the Cathedral Metropolitan, the Parque Central is full of life. This is a place where folks take a few minutes to sit; to contemplate; to rest. There were buskers nearby, a preacher shouting his religious beliefs to whoever might listen, children chasing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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