Sights & Attractions in San José


Things to Do in Downtown

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Barrio Chino
We should get one thing straight about the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown
Catedral Metropolitana
Built in 1871 and completely refurbished in the...
Religious Sites Downtown
Centro Nacional de la Cultura
Rather than tear it down, the Ministry of Culture...
Arts / Performance Venues, Industrial Sites Downtown
Correos de Costa Rica
The handsome, carved exterior of the post office,...
Government Buildings Downtown
Estatua de John Lennon
A whimsical statue of John Lennon sits on a...
Squares, Memorials / Monuments Downtown
Mercado Central
This block-long melting pot is a warren of dark,...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo
This wonderfully minimalist space is perfect as...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Museo del Jade
Long ensconced in cramped quarters in a downtown...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Museo del Oro Precolombino
This dazzling, modern museum in a three-story...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Museo Nacional
In the mango-color Bellavista Fortress, which...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites Downtown
Parque Central
At the city's nucleus, the tree-shaded Central...
Squares Downtown
Parque España
This shady little park is a favorite spot. A...
Parks Downtown
Parque Morazán
Anchored by the 1920 Templo de Música (Temple of...
Parks Downtown
Parque Nacional
A bronze monument commemorating Central America's...
Parks, Memorials / Monuments Downtown
Plaza de la Cultura
The crowds of people, vendors, and street...
Squares Downtown
Plaza de la Democracia
President Oscar Arias built this terraced space...
Squares Downtown
Plaza del Banco Central
A widening of Avenida Central, this plaza is...
Squares Downtown
Teatro Nacional
The National Theater is Costa Rica at its most...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
Teatro Popular Melico Salazar
Across Avenida 2 on the north side of Parque...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown


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