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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour
"Meet in Parque Morazan under the dome temple. This park is in front of the Holiday Inn Aurola.We'll wonder under tunnels and past abandoned buildings catching the newest works in graffiti art and then continue to galleries featuring indigenous works urban fashion vibrant paintings sculptures furniture and more. Sometimes we might meet the artists themselves. In between locations we'll catch glimpses of some of San Jose's most historic buildings
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution. Art Museum Metropolitan Cathedral the old and authentic Central Market the new and impressive National Stadium an in-depth description of the National Monument and the influential historical episode that took place at the Democracy Plaza. The bus tour will take you comfortably and safely through San Jose's narrow and busy streets driving by beautiful outdoor city attractions. The living city is your museum
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour
"Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple.Once your walking tour begins your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events historic photography and sites you will get an educated impression of the country not just a tourist one. Along the way you might run into protests concerts public art demonstrations
From $29.00

Parque Francisco Morazán Tips (4)

The Temple of Music

This park was right across the street from our hotel and we could look down at it from our room. I wanted to go over and scooter around in the park and see the sculptures and the Temple of Music close up, but I never had the time or the energy. So all I have is the photos.

The park is named for Francisco Morazán, the 19th-century general who attempted to unite the Central American nations under a single flag. Once a notorious center of prostitution, the park is now beautifully illuminated in the evenings. At its center is the Temple of Music , a concrete bandstand which serves as an unofficial symbol of San José. Temple of Music has an almost perfect acoustics and has been used it to give political speeches. It is a duplicate of the Temple of Love and Music in Versailles.

In addition to one of Morazán, there are also statues or busts in the park of Simon Bolivar, Mauro Fernandez Acuna, Bernardo O'Higgins, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Julio Acosta Garcia and Daniel Oduber.

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grandmaR
Sep 13, 2015

Parque Francisco Morazán

Surrounding the park is an iron fence with ornate gates. The park itself contains and assortment of greenery, statues and busts. Central to the park is the Temple of Music, a pavilion that serves as a band-stand on Sundays. As with all parks, not recommended after dark.

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penumbra
Oct 03, 2006

Relax in Parque Morazan

This small public park located in the northeast section of downtown San Jose is a nice spot to people watch, stop and relax, read a book, or lazily walk through while enjoying some of San Jose's daytime downtown sites.

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Kindra
Aug 22, 2006

Parque Morazon and Parque Spain

Two of San Jose's most interesting parks with numerous fountains and lined with old Victorian architecture buildings. They were placed adjacently with each other.

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Jim_Eliason
Nov 29, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near San José

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National Theater

On Monday, one of the things we did was a tour of the National Theatre (which was being renovated, so it wasn’t really a tour, and we didn’t pay for it because the guard at the entrance wasn’t there)...
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Museo de los Niños

They drove us past the Children's Museum on the city tour. It wasn't one of the places that we went into. It looks a little like a castle and apparently it was originally a jail. Now the are 40 rooms...
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