Just below the National Museum, this terraced square is of fairly recent vintage - 1989

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Democracy Square

Great views, interesting crafts

At the east end of the historic downtown (between Calles 13 and 15 and Avenidas 1 and 2), just below the National Museum - to which it's linked via ramps - this terraced open space was built under Nobel-prize-winning president Oscar Arias to commemorate a century of democracy in Costa Rica, and renovated in 2009. The views out toward the mountains are lovely, and along one side are stands selling a variety of local crafts.

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