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2 Nov 2018
“Juan Santamaria is the soul of Costa Rican independence.”
4 Jun 2018
“An important historical marker”
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A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856 invasion of Costa Rica by William Walker.
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C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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It was really crowded, so I didn't feel comfortable staying long. It could be better maintained, however, I was glad to see that the locals had a tranquil place to gather, sit, and relax.
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THis was a great place to hang out and people watch. Always seemed to be a breeze blowing and a bench available
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This square in the centre of Alajuala features a 120+ yr old statue of Juan Santamaria who as a teenager helped repel invading forces, Now concerts and fiestas are held here , but an interesting stop or walk thru for history buffs
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This is a nice place to go to see local families gathering, children playing, grandparents sitting around on benches. I enjoyed it.
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We arrived on 10 April with the intension of departing the next day for Manual Antonio. Big surprise when the streets are closed for a parade. Enjoyed the Juan SantaMarie parade and festival--national holiday for a local gents that kicked the Americans butts in the 1880s.
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