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Address: C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Description: A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856...
A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856 invasion of Costa Rica by William Walker.
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Interesting Historical Statue.

If you visit the nearby Alajuela Cathedral, it is worth strolling past this small plaza with its statue of Juan Santa Maria. He was and still is a national hero who died in 1856... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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313 reviews 313 reviews
138 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you visit the nearby Alajuela Cathedral, it is worth strolling past this small plaza with its statue of Juan Santa Maria. He was and still is a national hero who died in 1856 whilst setting to fire to a hostel that contained enemies of Costa Rica (the infamous William Walkers troops) who were on its roof and in a... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was really crowded, so I didn't feel comfortable staying long. It could be better maintained, however, I was glad to see that the locals had a tranquil place to gather, sit, and relax.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

THis was a great place to hang out and people watch. Always seemed to be a breeze blowing and a bench available

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This square in the centre of Alajuala features a 120+ yr old statue of Juan Santamaria who as a teenager helped repel invading forces, Now concerts and fiestas are held here , but an interesting stop or walk thru for history buffs

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Houston
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a nice place to go to see local families gathering, children playing, grandparents sitting around on benches. I enjoyed it.

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We arrived on 10 April with the intension of departing the next day for Manual Antonio. Big surprise when the streets are closed for a parade. Enjoyed the Juan SantaMarie parade and festival--national holiday for a local gents that kicked the Americans butts in the 1880s. Enjoying the local culture is what international travel is all about? Loved it.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nothing to see, really. It is one of the places that they hold ceremonies. during the various holidays.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We enjoyed a romantic evening stroll through this quaint and well-maintained square in the heart of Alajuela.

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Dawson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Lovely spot to people watch, relax and waste the hours away....lots of eateries and shopping nearby.

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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The place has lot of historial background and they built a nice place but it was taken by skaters and people smoking, so that makes the place not so nice.

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