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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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  • Nice exterior especially when lit up at night. Interior isn't too impressive. I really enjoyed sitting in the city square outside the Cathedral especially in the evening taking in the sights and sound...  more »
  • We stayed in Alejuela our last night in Costa Rica. Enjoyed walking around the downtown area around the cathedral. After two weeks of enjoying nature in Costa Rica it was nice to experience a little b...  more »
  • Muy cuidada. Grande. Entrada gratuita. Belleza de los frescos del techo. Fuí a visitarla un Domingo en hora de misa y ya me quedé al culto pues el sacerdote es español y se hizo muy agradable. 
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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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