Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), San Jose

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in San Jose
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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  • I thought it was a pretty standard Church both inside and out. Nothing in particular that attention. In a place that has the necessary for its functioning. No more
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  • Catholic Church, where the faithful converge on the center of the city. It is not relevant in architecture or artistic wealth however its simple beauty invite it to visit.
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral has the peculiarity of having beautiful stained-glass windows, loa which give it a very beautiful inner hue.
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  • Beautiful cathedral and open to the public! Lots of history here.
  • I was amazed with the beauty of this church. A outside is rather simple; but when you enter it's full of details. The Church was founded in 1846 by the Spaniards and was rebuilt due to an earthquake in 1990. It has stained-glass windows that details the passion of Christ, a pulpit in where in earlier times, the father gave the mass. The sky of this church is impressive! AWE...
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  • A place with a simple appearance breastplate which shows its aesthetic elegance worthy of a central Cathedral is very different from that commonly it relate to a cathedral but that gives interest to the traveler. A point where being a faithful community.
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  • Very lovely Church is always good to visit a temple to sightsee. Give thanks to the creator.
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  • A simple Church. Very austere to be the Cathedral of the country.
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