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One of the capital's most pleasant spots.
Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

On the way from the city centre to the Parque Nacional, this park adjoins the Parque Morazan and is a walkway which offers some seats and shade. However, it is cloaked in graffiti and you are likely to be approached for cash.

Thank William899
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Parque Espana is a nice little shaded park in the Barrio Carmen area. It is one of a few shaded parks in the City. The park is located a couple blocks from the pedestrian mall downtown. A nice spot to sit watching water and listen...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 26 February 2018

A nice spot for a quick stroll in the park. There were several parks one right after the other in this area--you just have to cross the street to get to each one. Park in a guarded lot and walk around. Near Galeria Namu--stop there...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Its a sweet little park - with some great big trees with few people sitting around relaxing but filled with noisy Parrots - hundreds and hundreds of them.

Thank CanadianBoys
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Big trees offer pleasant respite from the city bustle, it has beautiful tropical view, but the main statue, a monument for Juan Vasquez de Coronado is sprayed over with red graffiti, the fountain in front is not working, lots of trash around and it did...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The huge tropical trees defy the never ending traffic that surrounds this park and provide a lovely oasis. We walked through on the way to the Jade Museum and were impressed with how well maintained it was. Interesting tribute to their colonial history.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I walked through here and by here several times while in SJ. Once was late at night and I felt safe although you may feel different. Its a good landmark to getting where you're going to and probably a nice place to hang out in...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The park itself is nice, quiet and tropical. The statue of Juan Vasquez de Coronado (Spanish founder of Costa Rica) has graffiti on it, the fountain he faces was not working and there was trash all around. Overall, not well maintained.

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

There were lots of people around. Sometimes there was music. Sometimes there was the selling crafts. Very well located. It was a really beautiful plaza.

Thank josepY5475FP
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This large rectangular park area is open to all, wide paths and lots of places to sit...worth just wandering around looking at the many trees and shrubs planted and carefully tended...

Thank Jane W
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