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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  • August 9, 2017
    A place to visit for people who want to meditate, and at the same time get to know something of the religious history of CR.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Metropolitan Cathedral stands out in ele Center of capital as an architectural gem within the big city of San Jose
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  • August 4, 2017
    If you're in San Jose and do a walk through the Centre, be sure to visit the Cathedral, the place is very nice, was visited by a juan Pablo II and it is worthwhile to know it
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  • March 17, 2017
    Beautiful cathedral and open to the public! Lots of history here.
  • June 20, 2017
    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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  • April 13, 2017
    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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  • June 7, 2017
    Very lovely Church is always good to visit a temple to sightsee. Give thanks to the creator.
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  • March 20, 2017
    A simple Church. Very austere to be the Cathedral of the country.
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