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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  • Anyone visiting San Jose must not miss our our beautiful Cathedral, which combines rich history with spirituality.
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  • It's a very nice, average, large Church. I'm probably spoilt by experiences in Europe, but this is just not that impressive. The stained glass is nice. More than anything, it's still an active, workin...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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