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Cathedral

Address: C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Alajuela
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This chuch's ornate red dome is the centerpiece of its town square.

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Houston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For a small town cathedral, it was very pretty. It was worth going through. And is is across the street from the Juan Santa Maria Museum and on the same side of the street at the City Central Park.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Catherdral was neat to walk around, cool history and architeture. Very peaceful and beautiful. You have to love the mango trees in the courtyard outfront. It rained mangoes one day and that was brilliant.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

An evening mass was taking place as we walked by on an evening stroll, but we were able to peek in through the large open doors lining both sides of the large stucco church to see unbelievable woodwork, paintings and sculptures. It was beautiful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Beautiful church in downtown Alajuela with open doors for all to come to see the lovely windows and the chancel area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Take your time and wander ... A beautiful place to enjoy and take some time to relax. An oasis in the middle of mayhem

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Madrid
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Bigger and grander than it seems from the out side. Interesting and worth knowing something of the history too.

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Mukilteo, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The cathedral was open at night, and the ceiling is beautiful. It is a must see in an accessable downtown location right on the square.

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louisville, ky USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

A very nice surprise to find such a lovely cathedral and the central park adjacent. wonderful for people watching and taking in local culture.

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Just completing a three-year remodel and it is beautiful inside and out. Located centrally in city of Alajuela by central park ans museum.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

It is set in a nice park right in the middle of Alajuela and you will see what life is like in a typical CR city center. For a good meal while you are there, walk to the street behind the church, go left and walk 1 1/2 blocks to Jalapeno Central. It is the #1 restaurant in Alajuela province.

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