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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average37%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 15 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
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Plaza de la cultura by itself does not have much (or normally anything) to offer. Small with more or less nothing going on. What the plaza does have is a lot of things of interest surrounding it. Museums, Teatro Nacional, Grand Hotel (historic hotel) and...More

1  Thank Kenth_Nasstrom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The entire area is packed with people. Tourists checking out the sights and shopping, buskers, beggars, thieves, drug dealers. There were endless things to watch and listen to, but I spent most of my time watching our backs against the criminal element surrounding us. Lots...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This plaza in the center has different levels connected with stairs and ramps for wheelchairs. Compared to other Latin American cities they really make an effort in San José to be friendly to wheelchairs. The transition to the adjacent National Theatre is less successful. The...More

Thank Robert937
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