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Address: C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Description: This chuch's ornate red dome is the centerpiece of its town square.

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beautiful church

this is a church built in the colonial period. well maintained inside and out!the garden is well arranged and taken care of.this is an easy spot to check out.it is in the middle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is a church built in the colonial period. well maintained inside and out!the garden is well arranged and taken care of.this is an easy spot to check out.it is in the middle of alajuela which is about a 8 minute taxi ride from the international airport jaun santamaria.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you are walking and riding buses like me, then you will be close to the central plaza when in Alajuela. The cathedral is beautiful and deserves a photo! The park is typical of all Costa Rica towns with plenty of places to rest, people-watch, enjoy the shade of palms and mango trees and you can even go across the... More 

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice cathedral adjacent to a square. I loved the beautiful paintings on the walls and ceiling. There is a nice garden outside with quiet places to sit and contemplate.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a few hours in the late afternoon to explore Alajuela. A walk through the cathedral was a good start, as well as enjoying the activity in the park in front of it.

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Houston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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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
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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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