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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  • We entered the free uninspiring church by climbing the fenced stairs to the peal of its 2 tower's bells. The bright tiled interior was surprisingly beautiful; a long classic 3 aisle hall divided by 14...  more »
  • Visited here in February, was very impressed with the interior of the church. The Windows were lovely.  more »
  • Unlike some Latin American capitals, San Jose does not have an historical Colonial downtown. At least buildings that might have been there in the past have been destroyed by earthquakes or torn down f...  more »
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  • It is worth to enter to disconnect josefino noise. The French stained glass windows of the main body of the Church, dating back to 1912, and the German stained-glass windows of the chapel of the Tabernacle are spectacular.
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  • Linda Cathedral in an incredible setting Costa Rican. In its surroundings there are any number of proposals of food, snacks and souvenirs.
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  • The Cathedral of San José not stands out for its great dimensions, either by having a defined style, being very attractive, nor by history, perhaps what most distinguishes it is its simplicity and harmony of the lines plus its location, in the heart of the city, is next to the national theatre and the Museum of gold, valued and significant monument.
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  • Although the exterior of the Cathedral not call much attention, entering you find yourself with a beautiful architecture very well looked after. Beautiful floors and ceilings.
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