On the southern side of the Plaza de la Cultura resides the Teatro Nacional, San José’s most revered public building. Constructed in 1897, it features a...
This is the best and cheapest place in the city to buy just about anything you’d want, whether that's a hammock (Hecho en Nicaragua ), a pura vida T-shirt...
The Museo Nacional is located inside the old Bellavista Fortress, which served as the old army headquarters and saw fierce fighting (hence the pockmarks) in...
To the east of the Parque Central is the Renaissance-style Catedral Metropolitana, built in 1871 after the previous cathedral was destroyed in an earthquake....
Housing more than 30 species of butterfly – including the luminescent blue morpho – in plant-filled enclosures, this small butterfly garden is a great spot...
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