Ruinas de Ujarras, San Jose

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Visit Ruinas de Ujarras, the remains of Costa Rica’s oldest church, which was built between 1575 and 1580. The facades and altar of the church, which was originally constructed from limestone, have been restored. Located in the Orosi Valley, the ruins sit amid flat, grassy plains, and a vibrant garden full of shady trees. According to legend, an indigenous farmer found an image of the Virgin Mary, which he was unable to remove from the location. The event led to the church being built at its current location. Put Ruinas de Ujarras on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Jose online route planner .
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  • Of the few buildings that remain from the Costa Rican colonial period. It was a Spanish Church. It is located near the village of Indians of Orosi.
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  • The ruins of Ujarrás is a historical place with tranquility and aerial green, where you can spend a good time.
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  • Loved that our tour guide gave us so much information on the history of this! It was really cool to still see this history still standing!  more »
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