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Central Park (Parque Central)
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Owner description: A simple square with a gazebo donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.
Reviewed September 21, 2013

everyone seems to pass though here. young, old, tourists, locals, lovers, dances and children...great place to spend an hour. lots of foods nearby. have a snack and people watch.

Thank bikedave5
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a good place to people watch and I found the numbers of birds and the noise they make crazy! It is interesting to walk through and experience and maybe enjoy an ice cream, but it feels busy and loud too so you won't want to stay too long!

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This park as gotten a face lift several times since we have lived her and it is due again. There is only so much that you can do to a block square park to make it interesting. It is not worth a special trip to see it.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We strolled through this park after visiting the cathedral. It wasn't anything special but was certainly a great place for family and friends to meet and enjoy each other. Very quiet.

Thank TriciaLyman
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Its value is in its history, but these days there isn't much going on - mostly just people taking a break, people watching, or hanging out. Historically, it used to be a meeting place for men and women - the men would walk around the perimeter in one direction and the women in the opposite direction (kind of like modern day speed dating), which is interesting to picture as you stand in the square.

Thank Celine L
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