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Cathedral, Alajuela

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Religious Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • We visited on a Saturday afternoon. Many local people were strolling the walkways eating from the vendors. There was music and people were dancing and it was like visiting a small town many years ago ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • I expected something beautiful lied inside just by the lovely exterior of this church, but was floored once we actually walked inside. The murals on the inside left us speechless. I was so stunned tha...  more »
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  • Beautiful Spot with the Park opposite and many places for eating and shopping. A must see in Alajuela!
  • Nice little church by the park.
  • Nice cathedral with painted root.
  • Gorgeous Catedral, especially at night!
  • Beautiful Cathedral. The small oratory is a sublime simplicity.
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