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One of the capital's most pleasant spots.
Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parque Espana is a great little park in the centre of San Jose. It has a few really lovely statues and sculptures as well as open green spaces.

Date of experience: January 2019
26  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This small park is dominated by an empressive statue of Christopher Colombus - the man who started the plundering and killings in the Americas. Not worth the detour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed October 16, 2018

One of many small parks around town centre. Well kept and some nice trees. Didn't see any birds. National Park is nicer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Win T
Reviewed April 2, 2018

On the way from the city centre to the Parque Nacional, this park adjoins the Parque Morazan and is a walkway which offers some seats and shade. However, it is cloaked in graffiti and you are likely to be approached for cash.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank William899
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Parque Espana is a nice little shaded park in the Barrio Carmen area. It is one of a few shaded parks in the City. The park is located a couple blocks from the pedestrian mall downtown. A nice spot to sit watching water and listen...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed February 25, 2018

A nice spot for a quick stroll in the park. There were several parks one right after the other in this area--you just have to cross the street to get to each one. Park in a guarded lot and walk around. Near Galeria Namu--stop there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Its a sweet little park - with some great big trees with few people sitting around relaxing but filled with noisy Parrots - hundreds and hundreds of them.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CanadianBoys
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Big trees offer pleasant respite from the city bustle, it has beautiful tropical view, but the main statue, a monument for Juan Vasquez de Coronado is sprayed over with red graffiti, the fountain in front is not working, lots of trash around and it did...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank acorna
Reviewed January 25, 2018

The huge tropical trees defy the never ending traffic that surrounds this park and provide a lovely oasis. We walked through on the way to the Jade Museum and were impressed with how well maintained it was. Interesting tribute to their colonial history.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank womanseyeview
Reviewed January 19, 2018

I walked through here and by here several times while in SJ. Once was late at night and I felt safe although you may feel different. Its a good landmark to getting where you're going to and probably a nice place to hang out in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robyn P
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