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Address: Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-243-3333
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This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.

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Pueblo will meet you in front of the Banco Central.

The bank itself is not so much interesting for tourists beside exchange currency. The most interesting thing is the group of sculptures in front of the bank. These sculptures... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
VadimM67
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Murmansk, Russia
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Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bank itself is not so much interesting for tourists beside exchange currency. The most interesting thing is the group of sculptures in front of the bank. These sculptures were made by Costa Rican artist Fernando Calvo in 1982. The sculptures don`t carry any deep allegorical meaning as you would think. The name of sculpture`s group is "Presentes" in Spanish-... More 

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Los Chiles, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a very old bank in the center of the city. Its hard to get to . Lots nothing there .its not a place of intrest for anyone. If you dont go you will be a better person!!!

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Appling, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are in the area, better to be afoot, because you won't find parking available - except for the interminable traffic jamb you will find yourself in. Otherwise, the Central Bank building is a solid and imposing edifice, as one would expect, most pleasing architecturally. The outdoor bronzes are charming and well worth examining in detail as a historical... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Sad statues that represent the hard work of the locals. They are lifelike and have great details. Did not enter bank but had to look at these sad sculptures.

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1 Thank kythoro
Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is not a tourist place, it´s a place for work, is very important for the national economy, but not for visited, o for vacations. It's a normal bank. It´s on the center of the city,

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Saint Simons Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Just a few statues outside a bank but they are very moving and powerful. You should go and see them!

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Thank Rob E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is in the middle of San José, you can enjoy walking in a safety place, The Banco Central CR.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Thank is ideal for changing money and you get the real rate, instead of the places that rip you off in the airports and the exchange rate at the bank was the official rate. 547 Collones that day. We only got 465 to the dollar at the airport. The bank is well staffed and extremely efficient though many locals are... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We saw these in San Jose on a recent visit. Very interesting art and fun to see. It is seeing things like this that causes one to be in awe of the artistic talents in our world. Must see.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice sculptures and somehow funny, you won't spend lots of time visiting, but make sure you plan it very well to visit many other things in the downtown.

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