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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Costa Rica

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Historical Places in Costa Rica

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    Visit Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) to see one of Cartago's architectural gems. Built in 1924,
    Tours from $67
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    Uncover the mysterious terrain of Guayabo National Park and Monument, the largest archaeological site in Costa Rica. Still largely un-excavat
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    Santa Elena Skywalk , Santa Elena
    Wander among the treetops of a lush rainforest with Santa Elena Skywalk. The tour uses trails and a series of 'sky high' suspension bridges l
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    Marvel at Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana), an elaborately designed historical church, sitting in the heart of San Jose and east
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