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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  • If you wanna see a nice Catholic Temple, 3 blocks south from the Cathedral, you find the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced, which is a colorful and pretty Gothic-tico building, with wood interiors...  more »
  • place incredibly to meditate and spend time with God is for me one of the churches most beautiful country
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral is a mystical, large, place where believers can enjoy a small oasis of peace and silence in the middle of the bustling city. But it is also a splendid, and pleasant place for lovers of architecture and religious art.
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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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