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“Busy city centre area squawking with the cries of budgerigars!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Central Park (Parque Central)

Central Park (Parque Central)
Calle Central at Avenida 2 | Barrio La Catedral, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
Ranked #28 of 99 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
Taunton, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Busy city centre area squawking with the cries of budgerigars!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a good place to people watch and I found the numbers of birds and the noise they make crazy! It is interesting to walk through and experience and maybe enjoy an ice cream, but it feels busy and loud too so you won't want to stay too long!

Visited August 2013
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Typical city center park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This park as gotten a face lift several times since we have lived her and it is due again. There is only so much that you can do to a block square park to make it interesting. It is not worth a special trip to see it.

Visited May 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We strolled through this park after visiting the cathedral. It wasn't anything special but was certainly a great place for family and friends to meet and enjoy each other. Very quiet.

Visited April 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Historically significant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Its value is in its history, but these days there isn't much going on - mostly just people taking a break, people watching, or hanging out. Historically, it used to be a meeting place for men and women - the men would walk around the perimeter in one direction and the women in the opposite direction (kind of like modern day speed dating), which is interesting to picture as you stand in the square.

Visited January 2013
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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“like your local place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We visited in the early evening when families, old gents and ladies, youths, courting couples were all enjoying the air with parrots, pigeons and other birds in the trees. A nice place to stroll and lounge about!

Visited January 2013
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