Plaza de la cultura by itself does not have much (or normally anything) to offer. Small with more or less nothing going on. What the plaza does have is a lot of things of interest surrounding it. Museums, Teatro Nacional, Grand Hotel (historic hotel) and of course shops and places to eat. So, a visit to Plaza de la cultura... 更多
The entire area is packed with people. Tourists checking out the sights and shopping, buskers, beggars, thieves, drug dealers. There were endless things to watch and listen to, but I spent most of my time watching our backs against the criminal element surrounding us. Lots of brilliant and interesting things to see, but if you go there make sure that... 更多
This plaza in the center has different levels connected with stairs and ramps for wheelchairs. Compared to other Latin American cities they really make an effort in San José to be friendly to wheelchairs. The transition to the adjacent National Theatre is less successful. The square is a bit higher than its basement. The entrance to the Precolumbian Gold museum... 更多
This very big square surrounded by National Theater, Gold Museum, Tourist information center, and shops. the fountains on the floor make children having lots of fun.
I was there last week and I was disappointed to find the plaza completely cordoned off to the public. Evidently they are renovating the museums that are (were?) underneath the plaza. Unfortunately, many of the nearby shops have closed also. I'm not sure why. The pedestrian walkway is still open and the streets were not closed.
it's a bitter sweet experience, because in one hand you have the National Theater, Jade museum, city's main walking boulevard, fast food restaurants all over the place, pigeons fed by kids that at the same time are trying to catch them, peddlers, but no culture activities in reference to the square name.
Always good for a stop with students because there is always something to see and do. There are several places where you can grab something to eat.