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Central Bank (Banco Central)

Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-243-3333
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It's all about the Statues

As we wandered around San Jose we found these! We took a bunch of photos and as we were about to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mas1958
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montreal
It is not so much about the bank

The main attraction of the site is not the bank building but a sculpted group depicting Costa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
acorna
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Vilnius
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This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“costa ricans” (6 reviews)
“statues” (22 reviews)
“bronze” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-243-3333
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"statues"
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"bronze"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we wandered around San Jose we found these! We took a bunch of photos and as we were about to walk away some guided tour groups also stopped to take photos. Obviously more important than we initially realized- these statues help signify culture and...More

Thank mas1958
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main attraction of the site is not the bank building but a sculpted group depicting Costa Rican people. Lovely display, worth turning away half a block from the main pedestrian area.

Thank acorna
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it's so fascinating that the Bank has chosen to display these wonderful bronzes of world worn poor Costa Ricans in its square. From the old men and woman and the mother and child these tug at your heart strings with the tough lives...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Outside the central bank these statues were sold to the bank by the artist Calvo in 1985. You need to take note of the feet of the statues only two have shoes the elders. The bank is easy to find so worth a short stop...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This Central Bank consists of two buildings - the older building and a rather ugly 1970/80’s monstrosity. In the Plaza between the two is a sculpture made up of a number of peasants in copper/ bronze.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Impressive building with the weathered little green men. Not far from the main square. Lots of people taking photos.

Thank Themanfrom
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

main bank with such awesome statues out front. it just goes to show you how hard folks worked back them

Thank LUCILA T
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely a conversation starter and a great photo oppurtunity. A nice spot to grab some lunch sit & relax

Thank Chews D
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The group of weathered, life sized workers stands out in the otherwise featureless and scruffy downtown pedestrian zone, outside the Central Bank Building. A draw for tourists and an obvious photo opportunity, they are an impressive site.

Thank Deetee100
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Just driving by in the cab. Did. It stop to get out, but the copper was lovely. A historic landmark.

Thank Jessyca505
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