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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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nice local impression

Visit this place full off activity, s it will give you a real impression, be on time as you have market on tuesday early

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 21, 2016
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Visit this place full off activity, s it will give you a real impression, be on time as you have market on tuesday early

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I was there last week and I was disappointed to find the plaza completely cordoned off to the public. Evidently they are renovating the museums that are (were?) underneath the plaza. Unfortunately, many of the nearby shops have closed also. I'm not sure why. The pedestrian walkway is still open and the streets were not closed.

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Province of Girona, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 bubbles 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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