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Plaza de la Cultura

Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Downtown's main plaza often hosts celebrations, demonstrations, performances, etc.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average37%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“central area” (2 reviews)
“churros” (2 reviews)
Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This "plaza", which is really tiny, is located right outside of the national theater. Nice place to hang out for a while and take good pictures of the national theater.

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Plaza de La Cultura is located directly beside Teatro Nacional. It is one of the must see centerpieces of the San José, Costa Rica central area. It is a great place to sit and relax and watch the world pass by in front of you....More

Thank Stewart F
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We like to find a spot on one of the benches, buy an ice cream and people watch. You'll see many interesting things- from the Ticos running to get to work or home to the artistic ones who want show off their musical skills, to...More

Thank Kitiara77
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I guess only very few claim otherwise... but this square is not worth visiting. It's ugly, with lots of cement, very confusing walkways and guardrails, and just nothing to compensate for any of it. Lots of weird folks around the darker corners too.

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Good place to take it easy and do a little learning of the local culture. Went on one of our lazy days where we did not fancy anything too frenetic.

Thank emdee570
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This plaza in San Jose is full of people and there are many restaurants surrounding it so it makes for a good place to people watch.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great place to visit - even if your time is limited. I got some exercise, checked out the local cultures - in the middle of a busy business trip

Thank ColoradoTraveler303
Reviewed 29 March 2017

San Jose is just another large city without charm or a welcome feeling. Very run down streets and buildings. We didn't feel particularly welcome or safe, even during the day

Thank Dani R
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Plaza is the roof over the Gold Museum, the side yard of the National Theatre (a treasure worth touring) and the edge of a busy walking street. As some reviewers have said, there's not much here, but each time we passed by or through...More

1  Thank PTP46
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Lots to see all around including the Natoonal Theatre. Great fun to watch the children running in and out of the interactive fountains.

Thank Alan T
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