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Some nice place to visit

Did not visit the bank, just came to look at the statues in front. These are campesinos, ordinary... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Win T
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Almonte, Canada
Interesting

It's a fine place to go for a stroll and take some nice pictures. Walk the surrounding areas... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Diego R
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This modern bank building is bordered by a popular plaza.
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Avenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not visit the bank, just came to look at the statues in front. These are campesinos, ordinary people from the earlier times. Very well done.

Thank Win T
Reviewed 11 July 2018

It's a fine place to go for a stroll and take some nice pictures. Walk the surrounding areas because there are other interesting buildings and architecture to take pictures from and enjoy watching the everyday lafe of Ticos...

Thank Diego R
Reviewed 9 April 2018

These are fun to photograph, especially close-ups. They are life size and remarkable in their bronzed and weathered state. Costa Rican artist Fernando Calvo made this set of bronze statues entitled “Presentes.” They are Costa Rican campesinos or the country folk, the roots of Costa...More

Thank shelly1956
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The statues are superbly sculptures and are a real highlight of the area and worth a visit just for themselves.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is nothing to make a special trip for, but it was part of our Free Tour. We took pictures if each other there.

Thank Thunderbolt8000
Reviewed 4 February 2018

As we wandered around San Jose we found these! We took a bunch of photos and as we were about to walk away some guided tour groups also stopped to take photos. Obviously more important than we initially realized- these statues help signify culture and...More

Thank mas1958
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The main attraction of the site is not the bank building but a sculpted group depicting Costa Rican people. Lovely display, worth turning away half a block from the main pedestrian area.

Thank acorna
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I think it's so fascinating that the Bank has chosen to display these wonderful bronzes of world worn poor Costa Ricans in its square. From the old men and woman and the mother and child these tug at your heart strings with the tough lives...More

2  Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Outside the central bank these statues were sold to the bank by the artist Calvo in 1985. You need to take note of the feet of the statues only two have shoes the elders. The bank is easy to find so worth a short stop...More

Thank sharonl250
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This Central Bank consists of two buildings - the older building and a rather ugly 1970/80’s monstrosity. In the Plaza between the two is a sculpture made up of a number of peasants in copper/ bronze.

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