QCOSTARICA – A look back at Costa Rica through photos.

 

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1980: The “polirestaurante”, what we now call food court,  located in the Centro Comerical del Sur in San Jose was a novelty in Costa Rica.

 

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October 24, 1932 – Alajuela, the main road to Zarcero.

 

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1968 – Avenida 2, downgown San Jose, from the Catedral looking northeast to the ICE building.

 

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1960 – The Teatro Nacional, Avenida 2, downtown San Jose

 

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1971 – The “puente la platina”, the bridge over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas

 

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1960’s – The Gran Hotel de Costa Rica, San Jose

 

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1969 – Cine Palace, across from the Parque Central, San Jose

 

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1965 – Avenida Central, by the Universal store, known as the “bulevar”

 

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1968 – Downtown San Jose. The multi story building at the bottom of the photo is the Banco Central de Costa Rica.

 

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1963 – Cleaning the streets of San Jose following the eruption of the Volcano Irazú

 

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1948 – The end of the civil war.

 

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1950 – Cartago

 

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Undated – Travel to Mexico and back by bus for only ¢478.15 colones.

 

Visit the Fabook page Costa Rica Antigua for hundreds of photos of Costa Rica from the early 1900’s to the 1990’s.