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Address: Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
Description: Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations...
Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations, performances, etc.
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very nice!

It's a very nice place surrounded by restaurants and nice places to see and visit and there are also typical restaurants and museums nearby!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a very nice place surrounded by restaurants and nice places to see and visit and there are also typical restaurants and museums nearby!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is the spot to people watch in San Jose. Street performers, marketing events, illegal street merchants and tourists abound. Just look for a bench or a ledge to sit on and enjoy the evening. And should you have the itch to burn your cash, it is perfectly situated right on Avenida Central.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the capital's center. You can always see people hanging around mostly teens. You have to be careful though as robbers are scattered around specially if you're a foreigner. It is however relatively safe at daytime. I really haven't hang-out here at late night but I have heard you should avoid staying here after 10PM.

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Northern Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

- too hyped, very disappointing - nothing to do at all - crowded & noisy, dirty - not too many good food options - and all shops & restaurants close at 8 pm!!!

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Anderson, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Plaza de la Cultura is a good place to hang out with friends, take pictures and sit, people watching. It isn't the cleanest "park" with pigeons everywhere (earning it the nickname pigeon park), but it is so busy that is gives it a unique atmosphere.

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Ohio
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325 reviews 325 reviews
159 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is not the best park San Jose has to offer, but it is right in the middle of things along the central walkway that transverses downtown. It is a good place to sit and people watch.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Cultural plaza is a lot like central plaza. There are a lot of birds and really pretty older buildings. However, when you think of Costa Rica, this is not what comes to mind. Its city life with city aspects: beggars, trash, old architecture and people watching.

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portugal
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It has everything its needed to be a great place! Surrounded by beautiful buildings such as the theater and the Grand Hotel Costa Rica. But is dirty, is very dirty!

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Its a nice place, check out the beautiful sculpture of the pope. not much more to say about this place.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you don't mind being attacked by pigeons, this is the place to visit! Its a brilliant place for observing the world and seeing families enjoying themselves.

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Address: Address: Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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