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San Jose Sights

Plaza de la Democracia

  • Bordered by Avdas. Ctl.–2 and Cs. 13–15 Map It
  • Barrio La Soledad
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Updated 04/10/2014

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President Oscar Arias built this terraced space west of the Museo Nacional to mark 100 years of democracy and to receive dignitaries during the 1989 hemispheric summit. The view west toward the dark green Cerros de Escazú is nice in the morning and fabulous at sunset. Jewelry, T-shirts, and crafts from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and South America are sold in a string of stalls along the western edge. The city has been threatening to move the vendors to another location for

years, but nothing happens.

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Bordered by Avdas. Ctl.–2 and Cs. 13–15, San José, 10101, Costa Rica

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Updated 04/10/2014


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