Plaza de la Democracia
- Avs Central & 2 btwn Calles 13 & 15
Lonely Planet review for Plaza de la Democracia
Immediately west of the national museum is the stark Plaza de la Democracia, which was constructed by President Oscar Arias in 1989 to commemorate 100 years of Costa Rican democracy. The concrete plaza is architecturally dull, but some of its elevated terraces provide decent views of the mountains surrounding San José (especially at sunset). On its western flank is an open-air crafts market.