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Parque Espana

Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
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One of the capital's most pleasant spots.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good45%
  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“coronado” (3 reviews)
Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This very small park is between Morazan park and Parque Nacional. It is close to the city center on Avenida 3. Its most important feature is a statue of a conquistador. Reading the reviews some confusion has arisen about who it is. Some write it...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A good respite location that is close to the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. A fantastic site for lunch and a coffee.

Thank Fadamos
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Quite close to the jade museum, this small square does have a cool fountain and some interesting statuary, but otherwise isn't particularly noteworthy. It could be just a nice spot to sit and cool off on a hot day.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Beautiful place in Costa Rica, sadly i lost myy pictures from the place but i strongly recommend it to have a walk and take some pictures.

Thank Galloza89
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped by this park while walking around downtown San José. It has a lot of history packed in to such a small space. It's well maintained and each part has a specific story - since the entire park was given to Costa Rica as a...More

Thank Justin4031
Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you're walking around barrio amon or barrio otoya you'll run into this park sooner or later. Lots of trees and always cool. It's bordered by the Metal Building, the CASA Amarilla, and a museum (forgot the name). There are also a number of ATMs...More

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 27 May 2016

It is a well-maintained park, donated by Spain to the people of Costa Rica where one can just sit and relax. The main attraction is the statue of Juan Vazques de Coronado, the founder of Cartago.

Thank Planodude4u
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The traffic surrounds you in this park yet when the Avian come to roost at dusk, they drown out the sounds of the it's for sure. The trees are huge and park is lovely. A statue of Christopher Columbus stands tall donated to the city...More

Thank Belinda G
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Cool park, especially on Saturday mornings. Don't walk around here at night unless you want to get followed by some shady peeps (speaking from experience).

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 1 December 2015

There are a few nice statues in the park as well as a WORKING fountain. One of the few we have seen around the Caribbean. People watching is good at times and there is a really neat mosaic on the sides of the traffic tunnel...More

Thank Michael M
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