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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  • Cathedrals best met in Costa Rica, much more prominent. However, the place is worth visiting if you're already traveling which is in the center of the city
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  • Located in downtown San Jose, next to central park. Of medium size and neo-classical style to a large extent, concentrated a great dedication to the Virgin Mary. From a point of view only architectural, is mildly interesting.
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  • Not in our bucket list, but if you have some time , you can come and visit biggest cathedral in Costa Rica. and if you get lucky even listen some preaching inside  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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  • Linda Cathedral
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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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