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Address: Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Description: A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator...
A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
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Go during the day only! Beautiful park directly across the street from the cathedral. The structure is very massive and beautiful. It's worth sitting and having a little... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Go during the day only! Beautiful park directly across the street from the cathedral. The structure is very massive and beautiful. It's worth sitting and having a little break as you enjoy San Jose!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

In the center of the city, Parque Central is a gathering place and a crossroads for tourists and residents alike. Periodically the portico is filled with music to entertain those who have taken a seat nearby. A point of departure or a point for meeting, it draws people together.

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Round Pond, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We walked across the park several times. It was wonderful to have a place in the city to get away from the noise and confusion of traffic.

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San Pedro, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Every time I go thru this park there is always something different going on. Many things to do around it and a very nice place to get entertained!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great park to see when in downtown San Jose. You will see locals walking through, sitting and eating, and just generally "hanging out". I loved the statue of the man sweeping the sidewalks that the pigeons seemed to love!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The central park has a lot of potential but it seems as though the people of this area have left it to fall apart. There are beggars around and you can see the wear and tear of the area. The cathedrals are interesting and have a lot of history though. There are also quite a few places to eat. Overall,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On our walk around San Jose, we stopped by the park which was located directly across from the cathedral. Since it was a Sunday, there were a ton of people lounging all over the park and enjoying the sun. The place had a ton of beggars though and countless of homeless people asking for money. Safe during the day, maybe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This park has definitely seen better days but the central elevated structure is a good place to watch the hustle and bustle of the city. Opposite the cathedral and National Theatre so easy to pop over. Nothing to get excited about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Aurola which is opposite this small Park. Unfortunately like most older buildings in San Jose they have been poorly maintained which is ashame but this is Costa Rica

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We walked over to the park after a visit to the National Theatre. Not much to say about it. Not worth going out of the way for. It was crowded and dirty. There was also a group performing in the middle which took away any possible photos. If you are in the area walk over but you will not need... More 

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Additional Information about Central Park (Parque Central)

Address: Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 1:00 am

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