Cathedral, Alajuela

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Province of Alajuela
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. Planning Alajuela trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful typical Church of cista rica in its architecture. The ceilings are very nice paintings on wood. Face has a park. Very relaxing.
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  • Beautiful inside and out. His reason heaven has beautiful works of art. It is part of the historical heritage of Alajuela, city called Capital of the world, city Word.
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  • Located in the center of Alajuela Surrounded by beautiful statues of Angels & Saints w/ a courtyard off to the side.  more »
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  • A beautiful cathedral in the heart of Alajuela.
  • Beautiful Spot with the Park opposite and many places for eating and shopping. A must see in Alajuela!
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  • Nice little church by the park.
  • Nice cathedral with painted root.

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Where to stay in Alajuela

The grid-like central streets of Alajuela boast a host of accommodations, with mid-range hotels and bed and breakfasts dominating. Look along Avenida Central for the best range of choices. From there, you'll have easy access to all the best attractions in Alajuela. The streets around Parque Juan Santamaria also offer nice options.
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