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Address: Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-221-3820
Description: The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the...
The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
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The stained glass windows and wood carvings are simply breath taking. The cathedral is massive and beautiful. Totally worth a pass through to see this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

The stained glass windows and wood carvings are simply breath taking. The cathedral is massive and beautiful. Totally worth a pass through to see this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lovely church with statues and painting everywhere. It is open most of the time for visitors so go ahead and go there, it has a unique spirit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

A remarkable number of TA reviewers think this cathedral is beautiful, citing the stained glass windows are particularly beautiful. You might think "well, they can't all be wrong," but, yes, they can and they are. If you walk to this church, you'll notice on arrival that the cathedral is just as pedestrian as you are. But cheer up! Tomorrow you... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever visited- the artwork on the ceiling is beautiful and I loved this place would definitely put it on my lost of recommendations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were there for max 40 minutes long enough to see how the locals respect their culture and religion, standing room only but nice to see.

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Ft Laud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A Must stop in very historic and beautiful In the heart of town Wish they advertised mass times online

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Classic architecture . Everything you might expect in a great cathedral . Beautiful statuary , vaulted domes , stained glass , and more.

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I'm not a religious person but I visit churches and cathedrals where ever I go for arts sake. This cathedral has wonderful stained glass windows from Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a beautiful Cathederal. We went inside. It was full of hand painted columns and statues. People were inside sitting quieting or just mulling around and taking in the beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Set on the main square, this church is at the heart of San Jose. It is a more modern building without the exterior adornments that are typical for the period in other Central and South American countries. The front door opens into an expansive church, which leads to the table and large cross in the front sanctuary. There are numerous... More 

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Address: Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-221-3820
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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