The architecture of San Jose is a mixture off French and Spanish architectural styles. Here are some of the major sites.
Former military headquarters. Those are bullet holes from the civil war of 1948.
Old presidential palace. The president now lives in an apartment and you can knock on his front door and he just might answer.
French inspired architecture.
Old storage facility for wealthy people many years ago.
First theater in Costa Rica.
Sculpture in the lobby of the opera house.
Stature honoring the peasants who were relocated during the modernization of Costa Rica to accommodate the tourist trade as the main source of income for the country. As you can see, they are not happy. They fought any attempt to bring the country into the 20th century.
Political figures are everywhere.
Art gallery installation featuring a motorcycle club.