Famous people on Costa-rica's street names


Próspero Fernández Oreamuno

Próspero Fernández Oreamuno 19 Juan Primitivo Próspero Fernández Oreamuno was President of Costa Rica from 1882 to 1885.           

Braulio Carrillo Colina

Braulio Carrillo Colina 10 Braulio Evaristo Carrillo Colina was the Head of State of Costa Rica during two periods: the first between 1835 and 1837, and the de facto between 1838 and 1842.

José María Cañas

José María Cañas 9 José María Cañas Escamilla was a Salvadoran military figure. He was born in Suchitoto, El Salvador. 

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua 8 Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.

José María Castro Madriz

José María Castro Madriz 8 José María Castro Madriz was a Costa Rican lawyer, academic, diplomat, and politician. He served twice as President of Costa Rica, from 1848 to 1849, and from 1866 to 1868. On both occasions he was prevented from completing his term of office by military coups. During his first administration, on 31 August 1848, he formally declared Costa Rica an independent republic, definitively severing Costa Rica's ties to the moribund Federal Republic of Central America.

José Joaquín Trejos Fernández

José Joaquín Trejos Fernández 7 José Joaquín Antonio Trejos Fernández was 35th President of Costa Rica from 1966 to 1970. His parents were Juan Trejos Quirós and Emilia Fernández Aguilar. As a student he obtained degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Costa Rica. During Mario Echandi's administration he was part of Costa Rica's delegation in the United Nations. Trejos defeated Daniel Oduber in the election that secured him the presidency. Trejos died on 10 February 2010. In the months before his death he began to have problems, when he had an accident in December 2009.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín 7 José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, nicknamed "the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru", was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.

Juan Rafael Mora Porras

Juan Rafael Mora Porras 7 Juan Rafael Mora Porras was President of Costa Rica from 1849 to 1859.                             

Florencio del Castillo

Florencio del Castillo 6 Florencio del Castillo was a Costa Rican cleric and politician.                                     

Tomás Guardia Gutiérrez

Tomás Guardia Gutiérrez 6 General Tomás Miguel Guardia Gutiérrez was President of Costa Rica on two occasions: from 1870 to 1876, and from 1877 to 1882.

Louis of Toulouse

Louis of Toulouse 6 Saint Louis of Toulouse, also known as Louis of Anjou, was a Neapolitan prince of the Capetian House of Anjou and a Catholic bishop.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 5 Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Genoa who completed four Spanish-based voyages across the Atlantic Ocean sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and European colonization of the Americas. His expeditions were the first known European contact with the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Bernardo Soto Alfaro

Bernardo Soto Alfaro 5 Ramón Bernardo Soto Alfaro was the Olympus President of Costa Rica from 1885 to 1889 during the Liberal State.

León Cortés Castro

León Cortés Castro 5 León Cortés Castro was a Costa Rican politician. He served as President of Costa Rica from 1936 to 1940. During his term he introduced new bank reforms, supported banana plantations in the South Pacific region, and established ports at Quepos and Golfito. His administration is often referred to as the "iron bars and cement administration" because of the various construction projects undertaken during his presidency, including the construction of the former International Airport of La Sabana. He was the last of a series of relatively conservative Presidents. He considered changes to allow him to pursue re-election as President, but ultimately backed down due to a Constitutional ban on consecutive terms. He was succeeded by Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, who ultimately broke with tradition and substantially increased the scope of the social state.

Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima 5 Rose of Lima, TOSD was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe penance and her care of the poverty stricken of the city through her own private efforts. Rose of Lima was born to a noble family and is the patron saint of embroidery, gardening and cultivation of blooming flowers. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such.

Raphael (archangel)

Raphael (archangel) 5 Raphael is an archangel first mentioned in the Book of Tobit and in 1 Enoch, both estimated to date from between the 3rd and 2nd century BCE. In later Jewish tradition, he became identified as one of the three heavenly visitors entertained by Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. He is not named in either the New Testament or the Quran, but later Christian tradition identified him with healing and as the angel who stirred waters in the Pool of Bethesda in John 5:2–4, and in Islam, where his name is Israfil, he is understood to be the unnamed angel of Quran 6:73, standing eternally with a trumpet to his lips, ready to announce the Day of Judgment. In Gnostic tradition, Raphael is represented on the Ophite Diagram.

Cleto González Víquez

Cleto González Víquez 5 Cleto de Jesús González Víquez was, on two occasions, the President of Costa Rica, firstly as the 18th president in 1906 and lastly as the 26th president in 1928. González Víquez was born in Barva, Heredia, on October 13, 1858, as the son of Cleto González Pérez and Aurora Víquez Murillo. He was a renowned Costa Rican politician, lawyer, and historian.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 5 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Francisco Orlich Bolmarcich

Francisco Orlich Bolmarcich 4 Francisco José Orlich Bolmarcich was the 34th President of Costa Rica from 1962 to 1966. He was an ethnic Croat, a descendant of Croatian settlers from the town Punat on the island of Krk, Croatia. His villa in Punat is named "Villa Costarica".

Charles III of Spain

Charles III of Spain 4 Charles III was King of Spain in the years 1759 to 1788. He was also Duke of Parma and Piacenza, as Charles I (1731–1735); King of Naples, as Charles VII; and King of Sicily, as Charles III (1735–1759). He was the fourth son of Philip V of Spain and the eldest son of Philip's second wife, Elisabeth Farnese. He was a proponent of enlightened absolutism and regalism.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy 4 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to as JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was the youngest person elected president. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his foreign policy concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in both houses of the United States Congress prior to his presidency.

Helena, mother of Constantine I

Helena, mother of Constantine I 4 Flavia Julia Helena, also known as Helena of Constantinople and in Christianity as Saint Helena, was an Augusta of the Roman Empire and mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. She was born in the lower classes traditionally in the Greek city of Drepanon, Bithynia, in Asia Minor, which was renamed Helenopolis in her honor, although several locations have been proposed for her birthplace and origin.

Juan Santamaría

Juan Santamaría 4 Juan Santamaría Rodríguez was a drummer in the Costa Rican army, officially recognized as the national hero of his country for his actions in the 1856 Second Battle of Rivas, in the Filibuster War. He died in the battle carrying a torch he used to light the enemy stronghold on fire, securing a victory for Costa Rica against American mercenary William Walker and his forces. Thirty five years after his death, he began to be idolized and was used as a propaganda tool to inspire Costa Rican nationalism. A national holiday in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría Day, is held annually on April 11 to commemorate his death.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist 4 John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as Saint John the Forerunner in Eastern Orthodoxy, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, Saint John by certain Catholic churches, and Prophet Yahya in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively referred to as John the Baptiser.

San Isidro

San Isidro 3 (San) Isidro or (San) Ysidro may refer to:                                                         

Huseng Batute

Huseng Batute 3 José Cecilio Corazón de Jesús y Pangilinan, also known by his pen name Huseng Batute, was a Filipino poet who used Tagalog poetry to express the Filipinos' desire for independence during the American occupation of the Philippines, a period that lasted from 1901 to 1946. He is best known for being the "Hari ng Balagtasan", and for being the lyricist of the Filipino patriotic song "Bayan Ko".

Mary, mother of Jesus

Mary, mother of Jesus 3 Mary was a first-century Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus. She is a central figure of Christianity, venerated under various titles such as virgin or queen, many of them mentioned in the Litany of Loreto. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God. Other Protestant views on Mary vary, with some holding her to have lesser status.

Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent 3 Saint Vincent may refer to:                                                                         

Alberto Echandi Montero

Alberto Echandi Montero 3 Alberto Echandi Montero fue un abogado, intelectual y político costarricense. Desempeñó varios puestos clave durante los gobiernos de los presidentes Cleto González Víquez, Alfredo González Flores, Julio Acosta García y Rafael Calderón Guardia. Además, fue candidato a la Presidencia de la República en 1923. Es Benemérito de la Patria desde 1944.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 3 Joseph was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.


Gabriel 3 In the Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is an archangel with the power to announce God's will to mankind. He is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Quran and the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Many Christian traditions – including Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism – revere Gabriel as a saint.

Elvira López (feminist)

Elvira López (feminist) 3 Elvira V. López was an Argentine feminist, activist, reformer and author.                           

Nicomedes Pastor Díaz y Corbelle

Nicomedes Pastor Díaz y Corbelle 2 Nicomedes Pastor Díaz Corbelle was a Spanish politician, journalist and author of the Romanticism and the Rexurdimento. He contributed to the renewal of the Galician language.

Juan del Corral

Juan del Corral 2 Juan del Corral fue un patriota de los orígenes de la independencia de la entonces provincia de Antioquia y de la República de Colombia.

Alejandro Monestel Zamora

Alejandro Monestel Zamora 2 Alejandro Monestel Zamora fue un músico y compositor costarricense.                                 

Saint Anne

Saint Anne 2 According to apocrypha, as well as Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary, the wife of Joachim and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. Mary's mother is not named in the Bible's canonical gospels. In writing, Anne's name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James seems to be the earliest that mentions them. The mother of Mary is mentioned but not named in the Quran.

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar 2 Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.

Julián Volio Llorente

Julián Volio Llorente 2 Julián Volio Llorente was a Costa Rican politician.                                               


Jesus 2 Jesus, also referred to as Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, and many other names and titles, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe Jesus to be the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited messiah, the Christ that is prophesied in the Old Testament.

Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence 2 Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

Juan Ramón Bonilla

Juan Ramón Bonilla 2 Juan Ramón Bonilla Aguilar fue un escultor costarricense. Se le considera el primer gran representante histórico de la escultura en este país y el principal representante de la escultura académica en Costa Rica. Estudió en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Carrara y el Instituto de Bellas Artes de Roma, Italia. Fue el primer escultor costarricense en exponer en Europa, donde obtuvo buena opinión de la crítica. Su obra más celebrada, Los héroes de la miseria, esculpida en mármol de Carrara, se expone en el vestíbulo del Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica.

Rafael Otón Castro Jiménez

Rafael Otón Castro Jiménez 2 Rafael Otón Castro Jiménez fue el primer arzobispo de la Provincia eclesiástica de Costa Rica.     

Teresa Urrea

Teresa Urrea 2 Teresa Urrea, often referred to as Teresita and also known as Santa Teresa or La Santa de Cábora among the Mayo, was a Mexican mystic, folk healer, and revolutionary insurgent.


Jerome 2 Jerome, also known as Jerome of Stridon, was an early Christian priest, confessor, theologian, translator, and historian; he is commonly known as Saint Jerome.

Miguel Obregón Lizano

Miguel Obregón Lizano 2 Miguel Rafael Obregón Lizano fue un educador costarricense, creador y fundador del Sistema Nacional de Bibliotecas de Costa Rica, la Biblioteca Nacional de Costa Rica y del Instituto de Alajuela. Es uno de los primeros reformadores de la educación costarricense. Fue declarado Benemérito de la Patria en 1959.

Víctor Manuel Sanabria Martínez

Víctor Manuel Sanabria Martínez 2 Víctor Manuel Sanabria Martínez fue un presbítero costarricense, doctor en derecho canónico, obispo de Alajuela, vicario general de la Curia Metropolitana, canónigo teologal del Cabildo Metropolitano y II arzobispo de San José del 7 de marzo de 1940 hasta su muerte.

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia 2 Saint Cecilia, also spelled Cecelia, was a Roman virgin martyr and is venerated in Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and some Lutheran churches, such as the Church of Sweden. She became the patroness of music and musicians, it being written that, as the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia "sang in her heart to the Lord". Musical compositions are dedicated to her, and her feast, on 22 November, is the occasion of concerts and musical festivals. She is also known as Cecilia of Rome.

John Bosco

John Bosco 2 John Melchior Bosco, SDB, popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System.

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic 2 Saint Dominic,, also known as Dominic de Guzmán, was a Castilian Catholic priest and the founder of the Dominican Order. He is the patron saint of astronomers and natural scientists, and he and his order are traditionally credited with spreading and popularizing the rosary. He is alternatively called Dominic of Osma, Dominic of Caleruega, and Domingo Félix de Guzmán.

Moctezuma II

Moctezuma II 2 Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin, referred to retroactively in European sources as Moctezuma II, was the ninth Emperor of the Aztec Empire, reigning from 1502 or 1503 to 1520. Through his marriage with Queen Tlapalizquixochtzin of Ecatepec, one of his two wives, he was also king consort of that altepetl.

Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi 2 Chiara Offreduccio, known as Clare of Assisi, was an Italian saint who was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi.

Enrique Echandi

Enrique Echandi 2 Enrique Echandi Montero fue un pintor costarricense, famoso ante todo por sus retratos oficiales de presidentes de su país y por la representación no canónica del héroe nacional Juan Santamaría en su cuadro La quema del Mesón.

Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo 2 Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.

Rafael Ángel Troyo

Rafael Ángel Troyo 2 Rafael Ángel Troyo Pacheco fue un novelista, cuentista, poeta y músico costarricense. Se le considera uno de los introductores del modernismo en el país, y una de las figuras más excelsas de la cultura costarricense y cartaginesa surgida durante finales del siglo XIX e inicios del siglo XX.
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