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Cathedral, Alajuela

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Built in the neoclassical style in 1854, Cathedral dominates Alajuela's bustling central park. Outside, admire the marble foundation and striking dome, and then enter to observe the impressive altar and colorful ceilings depicting the life of Jesus. Feel free to attend one of the regularly held Catholic masses here. Surrounded by nearby restaurants and a museum, the cathedral makes an ideal stop to appreciate local architecture and spiritual life, as well as to contemplate in peace. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cathedral by using our Alajuela tour planner.
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  • If, before heading back, staying in this small village, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Cathedral. Recommend you see also the nearby Museum and the market.
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  • This church is very pretty, both inside and out. There are lovely gardens beside it to welcome you if you arrive on foot. Of course, it overlooks the central park, as is the tradition in Latin-America...  more »
  • Is Cathedral is located in the Centre of the city, next to central park, has a beautiful architecture, inside the roof has its biggest attraction with beautiful paintings, a nice place to chat a bit with God
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  • Gorgeous Catedral, especially at night!
  • Something very beautiful one-piece arquitectonica's more than 100 years with a long history and beautiful frescoes in the dome and the remodeling that a work of art may have turned rn last the more important in the city of Alajurla
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  • The Cathedral in the Baroque style located in the heart of Central Park. Built from 1782, was completed in 1863; I know that could not to go inside the 22 days to walk into the town, so unfortunately, big buildings in Alajuela has become an iconic building in the city.
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  • Well-kept. The paintings on the ceiling are very cariturescas.
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  • Very nice and
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