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. To visit Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) on your trip to San Jose, use our San Jose itinerary maker.
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  • Very nice church right in the heart of San Jose. It has a very large interior with nice iconography, religious art and architecture. From the outside too it is pleasant and has plenty of locals in and...  more »
  • Very big, well maintained, it's a great place to revive the inner calms. Situated on the main road with mad rush of traffic all around, but once you enter, the silence is mesmerising. The murals, pain...  more »
  • It's always nice to visit a church or cathedral when in another country and this is no exception. Very nice interior and worth a visit if in the area.  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral and open to the public! Lots of history here.
  • 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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  • Catholic Church
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