Walking tour of downtown San Jose – Costa Rica

Downtown San Jose Usually a must-see place for most tourists in Costa Rica. Most people do not want to spend their time visiting San Jose, but you are really missing out on seeing the crisp and real part of Costa Rica. Sure it's overcrowded and smooth, but many people go to New York City. And although you can now fly straight to Liberia to get to the beaches without even stopping in San Jose, the fact is that most people still fly to San Jose International Airport, so why take a walking tour of downtown San Jose? Don't you go

This is the path I take with my friends when visiting Costa Rica. Depending on how much you get on this tour, even a full day may take several hours.

If you have a car rental, it is very cheap. I love parking at the Omni Shopping Center where I want to start this tour. You will find your way east to Calle 4, central Avenida, near the Plaza de la Cultura, where many people and pigeons will live with street preachers, satirists, and musicians all. Across the famous Teatro Nacional plaque. In 1894 it opened its doors and it was beautiful. Guided tours are available. Costa Rica's Grand Hotel is located right from the theater. Which is Costa Rica's most famous hotel. Formerly the most exclusive and luxurious hotel in Costa Rica. They have a beautiful outside café where you can have a coffee or a drink and a snack. Damon's Sandwich (Ham Sandwich) is delicious. If you buy the type of gambling again, there is also a casino at the hotel.

Returning to the theater and descending the grass stairs at Calle 5 is the ICT Tourism Information Center. It's Monday – Saturday 9-1, 2-5 open. From there you can enter underground beach exhibitions, including the Gold Museum, which has pre-Columbian artifacts. Admission is $ 6 and is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The main road next to the Plaza de la Cultura is built into a pedestrian mall so you can walk as cars are not allowed. Pay attention to your valuables and do not cover jewelry that can be obtained by thieves. Here you will find many shops and restaurants to grab your attention on both sides of the street.

Some good stations include La Casona, which is off the pedestrian center and just to the right of Calle Central and you'll see it. It's a two-story building full of typical Costa Rican souvenirs. Here you can take care of all your gifts for friends and family here. You'll also find Librieria Universal, one of Costa Rica's oldest stores. You can buy toys, maps, books and more. You will also find another great Libreria Lehmann bookstore.

There you will find a great building in Costa Rica and Democracy 39, a group of bronze composites that stand humbly but firmly and proudly. In front of a large building that is Banco Central. Take a walk and take you through La Gloria's largest department store, Costa Rica's # 39. Across La Gloria Banco de Costa Rica is a large black marble monument.

Make your way to Central Mercado. The market is full of shops, restaurants, booths and more. It covers the entire block of Avenida Central 1 and calls 6-8. This is a great place to live in Costa Rican local life. You can also display interesting and meaty dishes. There are herbs that claim to be sold for medicinal purposes with the claim of baking disease.

If you like to rally again or not like many people! Two blocks down the historic Correo Central building. If you're a stamp collector, check out the second floor, where the Costa Rican Postal History Museum has rare and old stamps at the exhibition.

Turning north toward the Plaza de la Cultura, it passed the ICT offices and the Gold Museum.

You will find a park in the middle of the city which is Parque Morazan. It is located near the Aurola Holiday Inn Hotel. In the center of the park is the Temple of Music, modeled after Le Trianon in Paris.

Block 2-3 north and take you to Parque Bolivar and the San José Zoo, which opens daily at 4-30: 30pm. Admission is only about $ 2.00.

Turn east on Parque Espana, which is full of plants and trees in the middle of town. Next to Avenida 7 you'll see La Casa Amarilla, which is home to the State Department. There is a good park in front of it. Both were donated by Andre Carnegie. Centro Nacional de Cultura Centro Nacional de Cultura is near Tue-Sat 10-5. This house has a museum and a theater. The Museum of Contemporary Art and Contemporary Design has also opened the T-Sa 10-5. Admission is $ 3 and has art and exhibitions from all over the world.

At the top of the hill on 7th Street is the Biblioteca Nacional, the national library. It has the largest city park, Parque Nacional. Check out Monumento Nacional, which re-reads the honor of the battle, with William Walker. Built in Rodin Studios Studios and shipped to Costa Rica.

On the streets of the park, you'll see a statue to commemorate Costa Rica's hero, Juan Santamaria, whose torchlight and legislative assembly is being held by the Costa Rican Congress.

Two blocks south of the Parque Nacional Museum is the Nacional Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This is a very popular tourist attraction. Admission is $ 4 and invites you to visit the former Bellavista Fort. You can still see the 1948 Civil War bullet holes. Great exhibitions in Spanish and English.

The next stop after the Museum is the Plaza de la Democracia. You can see it from the museum. This is a completely new thing, built in 1989 to celebrate democracy. The statue of 1948 Civil War hero Jose Figuero is on display. Former president who destroyed the army after the civil war. This street is full of market tent stands that sell everything from clothing, jewelry, hammers and crafts.

Places to Eat

There are several great tips for getting a quick bite, a cup of coffee or a cold serving. For a cup of good coffee and a delicious bubble – yes, pastry-bezelman's. Located in central Avondia in downtown Barrowrie California.

Cafe de la posada on the sidewalk south of the National Museum. It is more local in nature. Good things

Giacomin Italian style coffee and snacks. It is located near the Fischel pharmacy located in the city center.

Manolos, right in the center of the pedestrian zone. Great gift and delicious choruses.

There is also a Pops town center right on the corner of the Plaza de la Cultura right in the center of the sidewalk. The best ice cream in town.

If you need you will find all the downtown franchises like KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Macdonald & Taco Bell, Taco Bell and Wendy's. For a little more Latin fare, try Rosti-Pollos, located in downtown Sainan vanadad.

You have it there. A great walking tour of downtown San Jose that travels to all the great places. So wear sneakers and have fun!