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Address: Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-257-7202

One of the capital's most pleasant spots.

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Small park but nice

It is a well-maintained park, donated by Spain to the people of Costa Rica where one can just sit and relax. The main attraction is the statue of Juan Vazques de Coronado, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

It is a well-maintained park, donated by Spain to the people of Costa Rica where one can just sit and relax. The main attraction is the statue of Juan Vazques de Coronado, the founder of Cartago.

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New Minas, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The traffic surrounds you in this park yet when the Avian come to roost at dusk, they drown out the sounds of the it's for sure. The trees are huge and park is lovely. A statue of Christopher Columbus stands tall donated to the city by descendants of his.

Thank Belinda G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Cool park, especially on Saturday mornings. Don't walk around here at night unless you want to get followed by some shady peeps (speaking from experience).

Thank Matt R
Oromocto NB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

There are a few nice statues in the park as well as a WORKING fountain. One of the few we have seen around the Caribbean. People watching is good at times and there is a really neat mosaic on the sides of the traffic tunnel next to the park

Thank Michael M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice enough spot to people watch and sip a coffee. Park was busy with locals and tourists alike. Not a lot to see with regards to the flora, fauna or monuments.

Thank Lukehi
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A favorite place for me to walk downtown is through the cool shade of Parque España. I wish they would clean up the graffiti, remove the paint on the statues, and protect the porcelain tiles

Thank jackietrehorn
Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not much to say about it. It's a nice clean park, Good place to sit and people watch. That's about it.

Thank Rochellex54
Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

By no means largevtbis park us a bit of a breather among the excitement of San Jose and its entertaining people and events.

Thank Rebecca M
Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The park itself is small and perhaps more interesting if you go late in the afternoon to bird watch. We were there late morning. It is bordered by Casa Amarilla - which you can not visit and the Music/Dance Conservatory - which you can not visit although they did allow us to use their restrooms. Parque Metropolitan is much more... More 

Thank Angela C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice, but nothing that you can't miss. The square has a lot of bad graffiti, but the architecture is interesting and beautiful.

Thank Ana A

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