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

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Quiet Park in the middle of Downtown San José

Stopped by this park while walking around downtown San José. It has a lot of history packed in to such a small space. It's well maintained and each part has a specific story... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good respite location that is close to the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. A fantastic site for lunch and a coffee.

Thank Fadamos
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Quite close to the jade museum, this small square does have a cool fountain and some interesting statuary, but otherwise isn't particularly noteworthy. It could be just a nice spot to sit and cool off on a hot day.

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Puerto Rico, Caribbean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Beautiful place in Costa Rica, sadly i lost myy pictures from the place but i strongly recommend it to have a walk and take some pictures.

Thank Galloza89
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped by this park while walking around downtown San José. It has a lot of history packed in to such a small space. It's well maintained and each part has a specific story - since the entire park was given to Costa Rica as a gift from Spain. There's a cool statue of a Conquistador, but it had some spray... More 

Thank Justin4031
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you're walking around barrio amon or barrio otoya you'll run into this park sooner or later. Lots of trees and always cool. It's bordered by the Metal Building, the CASA Amarilla, and a museum (forgot the name). There are also a number of ATMs in the INS bldg across the street.

Thank jackietrehorn
Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

It is a well-maintained park, donated by Spain to the people of Costa Rica where one can just sit and relax. The main attraction is the statue of Juan Vazques de Coronado, the founder of Cartago.

Thank Planodude4u
New Minas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The traffic surrounds you in this park yet when the Avian come to roost at dusk, they drown out the sounds of the it's for sure. The trees are huge and park is lovely. A statue of Christopher Columbus stands tall donated to the city by descendants of his.

Thank Belinda G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Cool park, especially on Saturday mornings. Don't walk around here at night unless you want to get followed by some shady peeps (speaking from experience).

Thank Matt R
Oromocto NB
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

There are a few nice statues in the park as well as a WORKING fountain. One of the few we have seen around the Caribbean. People watching is good at times and there is a really neat mosaic on the sides of the traffic tunnel next to the park

Thank Michael M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Nice enough spot to people watch and sip a coffee. Park was busy with locals and tourists alike. Not a lot to see with regards to the flora, fauna or monuments.

Thank Lukehi

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