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National Park (Parque Nacional)

Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant
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This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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"free walking tour"
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"central america"
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"tour guide"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This park has many art installations from traditional to modern. The bird life and bird sound help you forget you are in the middle of a City. With the many trees there is plenty of shade on hot sunny days making the park a good...More

Thank TrevorTJM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there to meditate, walk or as a passerby. They usually have some artwork on exhibit within the park which is always a delight to witness. It's also oppose the national library so you might want to go there too if you're interested in Spanish...More

Thank Green L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for the yearly Festival which covered blocks of events. We had the best time, every thing you can imagine. Great food, loads of vendors with unique items, super music, etc. This event is for all ages, especially the children. We are happy we...More

Thank Carolyn V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Park or Parque Nacional is located on top of Calle 17 near the old real road station and is where the start of Pedestrian street in the heart of Museum area of the city. It is a very interesting park with a few...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

If you walk towards the east side of San Jose, you would find a number of attraction such as the Jade Museum, National Museum and the Assembly Legislative of the Republic of Costa Rica. This park is located North of this attraction. surely you won't...More

Thank kiltmaker2
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

At the heart of this beautiful park is the National Monument, a statue that commemorates the heroic liberation of Central America from William Walker. Costa Rican president Juanito Mora led the nation’s army back in 1856-57 to pull of that feat. February 8, 2018 -...More

Thank JerryH9905
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Well worth a visit after going to the Museo Nacional. My wife and I enjoyed the sculptures in the park for at least 30 minutes. Not only do they have the traditional park to commemorate liberation, but they have modern art which reminds me a...More

Thank Mdavey
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The park itself is fairly small, but strategically located near the National Library, National Museum & Museum of Contemporary Art & Design making it a nice green rest stop in the midst of cultural tourism. At present, there’s a fascinating sculpture exhibit in the park,...More

Thank U2097BClaurenb
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Happened on this park by accident, had amazing sculpture installation, unfortunately exhibition finishes Feb 20. Nice park to relax.

Thank Tsturgess
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

At the heart of this beautiful park is the National Monument, a statue that commemorates the heroic liberation of Central America from William Walker. Costa Rican president Juanito Mora led the nation’s army back in 1856-57 to pull of that feat. We had a wonderful...More

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