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Address: Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
506-243-3333
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This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.

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Lunch time visit.

Plan your visit as the statues face west and between two tall buildings. So they are in direct sunlight for just a few hours after midday.

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Richard M
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Southern Highlands
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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751 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building and statues are interesting, but I would not go out of my way to visit. So if your passing fine if not don't bother.

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Cypress, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the many parks, monuments and sculptures in and around downtown. We saw several during a short walk from our hotel.

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Southern Highlands
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117 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Plan your visit as the statues face west and between two tall buildings. So they are in direct sunlight for just a few hours after midday.

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Thank Richard M
North Bay, Canada
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This stop won't take you long and it really has nothing to do with the Central Bank building. That said, the collection of statues of what appears to be ordinary folk is charming and arresting. During the several times that I was nearby, I always noticed people photographing the installation or being photographed as an additional person in the assembly.... More 

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Thank PTP46
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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452 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sculptures in front of the Bank testimony to the fact bankers not only care about money? Ten ordinary people made of bronze looking straight forward without showing a lot of emotion. Very unlike Costa Ricans, though their racial features clearly show Central American roots. The longer you look at them the more fascinating they appear. Only two were shoes, the... More 

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Thank Robert937
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110 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The building of Central Bank located in down town, The Statues and the green area are beautiful. good to visit.

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1 Thank Parvin S
Murmansk, Russia
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1,174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The bank itself is not so much interesting for tourists beside exchange currency. The most interesting thing is the group of sculptures in front of the bank. These sculptures were made by Costa Rican artist Fernando Calvo in 1982. The sculptures don`t carry any deep allegorical meaning as you would think. The name of sculpture`s group is "Presentes" in Spanish-... More 

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1 Thank VadimM67
Los Chiles, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Its a very old bank in the center of the city. Its hard to get to . Lots nothing there .its not a place of intrest for anyone. If you dont go you will be a better person!!!

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Thank Robert l L
Appling, Georgia
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are in the area, better to be afoot, because you won't find parking available - except for the interminable traffic jamb you will find yourself in. Otherwise, the Central Bank building is a solid and imposing edifice, as one would expect, most pleasing architecturally. The outdoor bronzes are charming and well worth examining in detail as a historical... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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571 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Sad statues that represent the hard work of the locals. They are lifelike and have great details. Did not enter bank but had to look at these sad sculptures.

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