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Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-221-3820
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Ranked #19 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Religious Sites
Description: The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
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Orlando, Florida
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226 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This church is located right in the center of San Jose. We stumped upon it while walking around San Jose for the day. The church is mostly white and has a very unique architecture to it. It is located directly across the park and only downside, has a lot of beggars and homeless people surrounding it.

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St Augustine, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was raised Catholic and am now Evangelical but whenevr I am in a Central American City I check out the Catedral. The Classic Spanish city design always featured a large chuch with a central park accross the street. In San Jose this is a wonderful Church there is no doubt in my mind it is a place where Our... More

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Vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's a nice church with beautiful stained glass windows. It's walking distance from other attractions, so it's nice to see on a walking tour of San Jose.

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San Francisco, California
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52 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well maintained church and is not too touristy. The setting is very nice that you immediately have the respect when you are close by. Many who walk by will make the Sign of the Cross to show their respect and as a prayer.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very pretty Colonial church, well kept and pretty. Very similar to all colonial churches in central america. It is very peaceful and quiet, a good place to stop and reflect a bit.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I am in awe of the beauty of this church. I attended church here twice, and it is quite a moving experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I like to look around churches when I am travelling and this was a lovely church in the inside with large satined glassed windows and beautiful finishes on the floor. It was a peaceful place and nice to walk around.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Church was revitalized, it was painted and brought back to almost its original church, it was a pleasure to see it full of life again.

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San Jose, C.R.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Nothing special. Would be better off taking a side trip to the town of Coronado and visiting the exquisite church there. No compatidon at all.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a cathedral that isn't too pretentious. Enjoyed the crispness of the place - what i mean is that it wasn't run down and had been cared for. Lovely architecture and stained glass.

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