Beautiful City – National Park
The National Park provides a relaxing escape for a stroll around Costa Rica’s most cherished statue, The National Monument.
The National Park has been one of the most beautiful city parks in San Jose Costa Rica since 1892. Its conception came about from the necessity to find a proper site to showcase the National Monument, a statue that commemorates the heroic liberation of Central America from William Walker. Costa Rican president Juanito Mora led the nation’s army back in 1856-57 to pull of that feat.
Some of the most influential and historic buildings of Costa Rica can be appreciated in the perimeter of the park, like the Congressional buildings, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the historic Distillery Complex, the National Library and the old railway station to the Atlantic coast.
Many trees in the park are labeled with their scientific names. The park has benches, tables, and plenty of lawns for its visitors providing them with a natural location in the civic center of San Jose.