Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), San Jose

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in San Jose
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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  • Visited church during our stay in San Jose. Very nice church, certainly worth a stop while you are in the area.  more »
  • The Metropolitan Cathedral is located in downtown San Jose. Its structure is stately, columned coming down the main aisle to the altar. In its dome a wonderful painting of the Holy Trinity excellently painted it not envy any Museum or Cathedral of the world. The windows are stained glass made in France beautiful representing biblical passages. To the left is the Tabernacle, a small place where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. In general, the structure of the temple is very beautiful, but inside you can breathe that communion with God.
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  • Is one of the prettiest church of San Jose, is in front of the Central Park and next to Teatro Melico Salazar  more »
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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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