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San Jose Shopping

Calle Nacional de Artesanía y Pintura (National Street of Artisanry and Painting)

  • C. 13, Avdas. Ctl.–2 Map It
  • San José
  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Updated 04/10/2014

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Some 100 souvenir vendors congregate in a block-long covered walkway on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia. As you approach, the whole affair looks like a string of metal shacks, but some of the sellers offer bargains in hammocks, wood carvings, and clothing. In a perpetual tug-of-war, the city proposes moving the stalls to a less visible location at Avenida 4 and Calle 7. The vendors balk and the city relents, only to have the dispute come up again a few months


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C. 13, Avdas. Ctl.–2, western side of Plaza de la Democracia, San José, 10101, Costa Rica

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  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5

Updated 04/10/2014


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