Landmarks/ Points of Interest in San Jose

Top Points of Interest & Landmarks in San Jose, Costa Rica

Points of Interest & Landmarks in San Jose

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  • Melissa Balan
    Kitchener, Canada203 contributions
    The plaza itself is worth a visit, but do be sure to also walk down the pedestrian walkway. As you continue walking, you can find some beautiful historic buildings (turn right down another pedestrian only walkway after leaving Palza de Cultura). There are a number of small cafés and eateries to try all around the area. Do not go at night. By day, just be cautious as you would in any large city.
    Written September 14, 2021
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL3,720 contributions
    We stopped in a little before noon on a weekday and a service was underway. We didn’t stay long but were able to see the beautiful stained glass windows.
    Written January 16, 2020
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  • deedee1951
    Chappaqua, NY564 contributions
    Directly opposite Cathedral. Concrete structure in middle. Many locals resting and socializing. Worth a walk walk through since close to Csthedral.
    Written February 24, 2022
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  • Terry T
    Nashville, TN408 contributions
    Nice assortment of typical shops and restaurants that you would expect in a city Chinatown. Very nice park with statue of John Lennon across from a beautiful church that is worth visiting! Rated a 3 because many of the businesses seamed closed? However, worth a walk through
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • R who travels
    Brighton, UK379 contributions
    Worth a stop en route to the markets. A busy street with lots of cars - walking may we’ll be quicker than a cab. Sculptures are a good interesting distraction to walk around.
    Written April 13, 2019
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,859 contributions
    There is a huge variety of shop s, street sellers as well as cafes and restaurants in this pedestrianised area. While walking along there is a fantastic opportunity to people watch.
    Written April 7, 2018
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  • ITravelSun
    Atlanta, GA158 contributions
    We came across this area while looking for a different landmark. My friends and I took photos but there area isn't a must see.
    Written February 23, 2020
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  • Allan R L
    2 contributions
    Took the train to Cartago for a short visit. Inexpensive way to get to other parts of Costa Rica. A very nice art exhibit of water colors in the cities community center.
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,859 contributions
    The lovely monument of Juan Mora Fernandez is in the middle of a plaza in his name and is paved and was very busy.
    Written March 27, 2018
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL3,720 contributions
    When you walk up or down the steps within the Jade Museum you overlook this plaza. It has an interesting layout with many steps within the plaza.
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,224 contributions
    According to a city guide It is regarded as a very important plaza of course with the building that it is in front of: Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones. It came into existence after the decision was taken to abolish the army. Disputes will be decided by elections. To ensure they are free and fair tribunals were founded. This is the supreme one. The 'plaza' is just 30m wide and 100m in length across the street from the West side of the Parque Nacional.
    Written February 24, 2017
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  • Sub_on_tour
    Munich, Germany85 contributions
    This place is an oasis! Beautiful garden and a main room like grandmas livingroom. Lots of space to relax and hide from the world. The coffee and cake have been really good and the other food smelled delicious.
    I checked the galerie as well, but mayor highlight was the Café ;)
    Written February 23, 2016
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    1 contribution
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    Written February 24, 2021
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