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Plaza de la Cultura

Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations, performances, etc.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good32%
  • Average35%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold museum” (5 reviews)
“costa rica” (8 reviews)
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Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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"national theatre"
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"gold museum"
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"costa rica"
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"pre columbian gold"
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"pigeons"
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"buskers"
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"beggars"
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"fountain"
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"activity"
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"sights"
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"ticos"
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"vendors"
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Great shopping area and good place to take in the city sights and feel the vibe of the area. Colorful buildings, musicians, vendors, & policemen walking their beat, etc.

Thank travelingCAgal
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The plaza is just located by the National theatre building. Lots of visitors and pigeons included. Always busy since it’s a place also for the inhabitants.

Thank steelriver2014
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

It has a boulevard which is very easy to walk and is linked to the main places in the center of San Jose. It is always crowded but it is still nice to walk.

Thank mariotorrealba
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

One of the central squares in the city. Next to the shopping street. It is a very modern and lively place where a lot of people are meeting and hanging out. One of the must-sees of San Jose!

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

after dinner and a beer, we decided to take a walk. took a taxi to here. the place is well lit at night and there are so many people. felt very safe. very romantic to walk at night. so many beautiful buildings.

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you want the plaza for yourself, just- walk early morning when it is practically empty. In the afternoon or on weekends it is all very populated, not even a place to sit down for a moment’s rest. It is an excellent place to watch...More

Thank acorna
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The name certainly didn’t live up to its name. It is literally beside the National Theatre - perhaps that’s why it got it’s name? Any way apart of a large artificial Christmas tree that was installed by Movistar - not a lot of culture going...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

There is a Starbucks and McDonalds and the employees speak English. This is where the Teatro National de Costa Rica is located and within a few blocks are museums and the central market.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The center of all that is San Jose. Several attractions, restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. People watching at it's finest!

Thank Brent D
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This "plaza", which is really tiny, is located right outside of the national theater. Nice place to hang out for a while and take good pictures of the national theater.

Thank Rachel Z
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