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Address: Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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A downtown plaza

We stopped here to have a snack and watch the action. Lots of people, pigeons and some young kids dancing. A hang out downtown.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a free cute fun activity for the little ones, get some rice or corn and feed the pigeons and take some pictures its FREE.

Thank erika a
Calgary, Canada
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458 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here to have a snack and watch the action. Lots of people, pigeons and some young kids dancing. A hang out downtown.

Thank seetheworld2014
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family traveled to the Plaza de la Cultura in December 2015. We walked from our hotel (the Radisson Europa Hotel & Conference Center). It was our first time visiting San Jose and we wanted to experience the city. Like most capital cities, the core is bustling with activity: street peddlers selling various wares, chain restaurants (we finally found a... More 

Thank Mai S
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We walked through downtown San Jose recently, passing through the Plaza de la Cultura on our way. There were no events going on (it being a Thursday morning), so the Plaza was bare and pretty empty. I liked some of its features, but it didn't seem to be a central hang out spot like old time plazas were in many... More 

Thank joelwakefield
Magdeburg, Germany
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Sit on a bench and watch people pass, talk with each other at this meeting point for both locals and tourists. If you are lucky there is a dance or music performancegoing on. I saw some traditional Costa Rican dance performance.

Thank Stefka P
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154 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Definitely have fond memories of this Plaza. Not much to see really, a few stalls were wrapping up at the end of the day. Sat and people watched waiting for the sun to set. The view of the sun setting over the mountains that overlook San Jose was a highlight of my trip to CR.

Thank Lukehi
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My hotel was located on this plaza and for the life of me, I couldn't find anything interesting about it. In the evening, there are street performers and early in the morning there are vendors, but aside from the National Theater being located at one end of the plaza, there is nothing architecturally or culturally interesting about the plaza.

Thank TravelGypsy1953
San Jose, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Fun place to walk through and see and hear downtown San Jose (Claro ... Kolbi .... Movistar). There are some folks taking your picture with Mexican sombreros or pigeons. Also a few mimes. Not a lot to do, but worth a walk through.

Thank jackietrehorn
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

It's okay surroundings. You have to go and visit and maybe some people will enjoy people watching and seeing how CR people interact. However i disliked all the birds and it's a bit dirty.

Thank Elyse K
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Lots of activity here from morning until night. Tourist and city dwellers mix throughout the day, many feed pigeons, often there are street performers. The theatre and museums are right there, American fast food and Tico options are steps away.

Thank MarksTwoCents

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