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Central Market: colors and flavors since 1880

Central Market: colors and flavors since 1880

From the 1850s, and until 1872, the Main Square or Plaza Mayor (now Central Park) became the focus of the commercial activity in San José every Saturday. People from all walks of life came to buy and sell products from all over the country. Even the mass was held...
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Everyday tours in San Jose

Everyday tours in San Jose

We’re locals, we love living in our city and have a lot of fun. Check out our EVERY DAY TOURS! Monday 3:00 p.m: Carpe Market In this tour we will tell you the story behind the 135 years of existence of our Central Market, the history of the first markets that...
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Tropical Christmas

Tropical Christmas

Christmas in Costa Rica has been the subject of countless chronicles of journalists and travelers throughout the years, highlighting both religious and culinary traditions as the beautiful cribs that were realized in all houses, many made with great realism. These...
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7 monuments in Parque España

7 monuments in Parque España

Parque España (Spain Park) is one of those places in San Jose, not only for its nature, its design and its surroundings, but also for the interesting stories that keeps and has been one of the most visited places in San Jose, for different reasons. Parque España in...
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Masquerades in Costa Rica

Masquerades in Costa Rica

The Masquerades are a tradition that has permeated the culture of tico, as popular entertainment that usually make their appearance in fairs or festivities. But the practice of masquerades in the Central Valley appears to be the result of the influence of not only...
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A Monument to our identity

A Monument to our identity

On 15 September 1895, National Monument was unveiled for the first time before the astonished gaze of hundreds of Costa Rican. The ceremony was led by President Rafael Yglesias and served to show the Costa Rican and Central American delegates the military power of the...
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