QCOSTARICA – A look back at Costa Rica through photos.
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.
October 24, 1932 – Alajuela, the main road to Zarcero.
1968 – Avenida 2, downgown San Jose, from the Catedral looking northeast to the ICE building.
1960 – The Teatro Nacional, Avenida 2, downtown San Jose
1971 – The “puente la platina”, the bridge over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas
1960’s – The Gran Hotel de Costa Rica, San Jose
1969 – Cine Palace, across from the Parque Central, San Jose
1965 – Avenida Central, by the Universal store, known as the “bulevar”
1968 – Downtown San Jose. The multi story building at the bottom of the photo is the Banco Central de Costa Rica.
1963 – Cleaning the streets of San Jose following the eruption of the Volcano Irazú
1948 – The end of the civil war.
1950 – Cartago
Visit the Fabook page Costa Rica Antigua for hundreds of photos of Costa Rica from the early 1900’s to the 1990’s.