Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), San Jose

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Marvel at Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), an elaborately designed historical church, sitting in the heart of San Jose and east of Parque Central. It was built in 1871 after the pre-existing church was destroyed in an earthquake. The façade features a grand renaissance style towering over the park plaza with tall columns. The inside exhibits a neoclassical interior with colorful Spanish-tile floors, stained-glass windows, and at the main altar stands 17th century Guatemalan statues of cherubs and of Christ. After exploring the church have a stroll or a picnic in the park opposite. Use our San Jose vacation planner to add Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) and other attractions to your San Jose vacation plans.
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  • San Jose offers many places to visit so the Metropolitan Cathedral. Located in the city center of San Jose. The words to describe it: splendor, beautiful and historic. Its stained glass will amaze you! Stained glass created in France and well preserved will give you the taste of collect you. Its ceilings, columns and the central Dome let you cannot leave you indifferent.
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  • Main Catholic church built in the 19th century, and with many parts due inter alia to the earthquakes. It is located opposite the central plaza of the city. Easy to identify by its central tower and 2 side, its columns to the front. Fairly simple interior, are columns, Spanish type floors, glass and paintings on the ceiling.
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  • For Catholics who live their faith and they travel to the capital, they must go to the Cathedral, historic, to meet God.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in Costa Rica. I dont realize its the same Patron i have back home.
  • Beautiful. Don't miss the chapel
  • Cathedral with common outlook but very beautiful inside.
  • Beautiful cathedral and open to the public! Lots of history here.
  • Beautiful cathedral.
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