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Address: Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations,...

Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations, performances, etc.

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You have to go here once because it's the heart of the city.

Always good for a stop with students because there is always something to see and do. There are several places where you can grab something to eat.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
Jimmy G
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Province of Girona, Spain
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a bitter sweet experience, because in one hand you have the National Theater, Jade museum, city's main walking boulevard, fast food restaurants all over the place, pigeons fed by kids that at the same time are trying to catch them, peddlers, but no culture activities in reference to the square name.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Always good for a stop with students because there is always something to see and do. There are several places where you can grab something to eat.

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Thank Jimmy G
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nice to meet people, just next to the National Theater and close to other interesting places you might want to visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Located between Central Avenue and Teatro Nacional (National Theatre), this plaza/park offers a host of contributions to Costa Rica’s cultural enlightenment. There is a plaza on the “surface” (chortle, chortle), but this incredible collection of museums is subterranean, contained in three levels. The museums featured include Pre-Columbian Gold (which opened in 1985), Numismatic, Costa Rican Currency, and Archeology. Since this... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Walk around. Hang out with the locals. I felt safe even though I was alone. Worth the visit. Enjoy the local color!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Not a whole lot to see here per se, but it's the center of the action. From jugglers to old rockers to children singing songs of hope in the Easter season and balloon artists, it's all here! This is people watching at its best. Grab a churro and enjoy!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Lively downtown square where the locals hang out on the weekends. Surrounded by shopping and housing some of the major museums (none of which I have been in). There were a couple of clowns making balloon animals and/or painting faces for kiddos and you can buy pigeon food very cheaply. There is a fast-foody churro restaurant on the side opposite... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

A nice place to take a break in central San Jose, it is the place to meet up with people in the city and always full of life. It is fun to watch the kids feed and/or chase the pigeons, and it is next to or on top of several of San Jose's sights so it is quite convenient.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

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

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