Teatro Melico Salazar
On the north side of the Parque Central is this theatre, which was built in 1928 in a beaux-arts style. It is named after the well-known...
To the east of the Parque Central is the Renaissance-style Catedral Metropolitana, built in 1871 after the previous cathedral was...
The city’s central park is more of a run-down plaza than a park. At its center is a grandiose bandstand that looks as if it was designed...
This cavernous, smoke-filled spot – occupied largely by men – is an ideal daytime drinking dive. Its main advantage is that if anyone...
This San José institution is famous for its cream-filled churros (doughnut tubes), which draw crowds of josefinos in search of a quick...
Calle Central btwn Avs Central & 1 · interesting places nearby
La Casona information
Step right up to the number-one tourist trap in Chepe! What you give up in authenticity you’ll make up for in convenience. Various stalls spread out over two floors stock T-shirts, banana-leaf paper journals and tree-frog stickers. Shop around as some quality crafts can be found.