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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
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One of the capital's most pleasant spots.

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Cool park (during day)

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).

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Matt R
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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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122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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567 reviews
436 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Was worth the visit. Very large park that is an oasis in a large city. The area nearby is beautiful!

Thank Paul B
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405 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a nice semi-large park in the middle of the city packed with trees and benches for you to sit. It is a great place to stop by on the way to other attractions. The museums and historic San Jose is all nearby.

Thank ut_jd

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