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Parque Espana

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.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good45%
  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiet park” (2 reviews)
“costa rica” (5 reviews)
Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

2  Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This very small park is between Morazan park and Parque Nacional. It is close to the city center on Avenida 3. Its most important feature is a statue of a conquistador. Reading the reviews some confusion has arisen about who it is. Some write it...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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
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.

1  Thank Jarko2015
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