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Top things to do in San Jose

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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Historic Sites; Theaters & Stadiums
Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Valleys; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
A large collection of indigenous gold art.
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
This museum displays works by local artists.
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Jade - the precious gemstone known as the 'stone of heaven' has been cherished for millennia and is believed to possess... more » Owner description: Jade - the precious gemstone known as the 'stone of heaven' has been cherished for millennia and is believed to possess mystical powers, immortality, and invincibility. This is a place where visitors could indulge themselves with jade and be mesmerised by the sheer nature of these heavenly stones. A visit to the Jade Museum would definitely be a favourable experience and they do have an extensive range of souvenirs in jade which one could adorn themselves with or for gifts to their loved ones. « less
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks; Outdoors
The city's largest park.
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Ranked #11 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: History Museums; Museums
This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibits on Costa Rica's history and culture.
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Ranked #12 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks; Outdoors
This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
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Ranked #14 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Contemporary Art and Design Museum at the National Cultural Centre -CENAC- the old Liquor Factory.
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Ranked #16 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Government Buildings; Cultural
This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.
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Ranked #17 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.
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Ranked #19 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks; Outdoors
One of the capital's most pleasant spots.
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Ranked #22 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Ranked #24 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations, performances, etc.
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Ranked #25 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.
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Ranked #26 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
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Ranked #27 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Ranked #28 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 33 attractions in San Jose
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Ranked #30 of 33 attractions in San Jose
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
This modest zoo provides an introduction to some of the amazing diversity of the country.
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