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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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Avenida 3-5 - Calle 5-9

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