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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  • A nice ride for the whole family. The ruins are very beautiful, a well preserved historic site. very nice gardens with trees, flowers and field for families and games.
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  • A place that teaches Costa Rican colonial history, which you can visit with family or alone, near the city of Carthage, in a beautiful valley where you can visit the Cachi Dam Lake, is very well preserved ruins by making it a place that is vi sitar in Costa Rica.
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  • The atmosphere, the vegetation. A place that worth a visit in Costa Rica. Very nice and relaxing.
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