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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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Nice, but beware and stay alert

A place in the middle of the city with large history. Better security this days, but still the visitor needs to remain alert of scammers and pick-pocket thieves. Some beautiful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A place in the middle of the city with large history. Better security this days, but still the visitor needs to remain alert of scammers and pick-pocket thieves. Some beautiful nights of open-air-music, remind us of the old good times.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Before, this park was visited by many old guys who would just sit and talk about politics, gossip, sports and memories. Now there are many Nicaraguans who visit the parks of Costa Rica and sell things there or meet with friends and talk about their jobs or look for jobs and fewer Costa Ricans visit these parks any more. Nevertheless,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 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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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
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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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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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