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If you're American, go here for the statue of Juan Santamaria. It commemorates an important event in Central American history almost none us learned about in high school (and we really should).
The park itself is mostly stones with a playset. It was cool to...More
This park is more of a plaza as it is dominated by concrete paving stones. There are a few trees around the perimeter that provide some nice shade but do not be surprised to find someone sleeping off a hangover on the little grass that...More
An inspiring statue of Juan Santamaría is of course the centerpiece of this pleasant park, not far from the old cathedral.
Juan Santamaría was part of a rag-tag campesino army trying to repel Tennessee pro-slavery advocate William Walker (who had already invaded Nicaragua and was...More
In 1856 time William Walker (from the US) lead a group of mercenaries to take over Costa Rica. This statue represents Costa Rica's hero, Juan Santamaria, a local farmer who volunteered to go burn the shack where Walker and his invaders were hiding. Juan was...More