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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 #20 of 38 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It's a gorgeous church! All of the churches in Costa Rica are pretty but this one can almost compete with the structures in Europe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Lovely cathedral, awesome stained glass windows, beautiful building, worth a visit if you love old building and stained art

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a must for church viewers. It's a beautiful cathedral that watches over the city in all its glory. Definitely good to the eyes! Make sure a wander through all of the church as well as the lovely grounds. Peace be with you.

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Atlanta
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you like churches this one's worth a stop. We spent about 40 minutes walking through the church and viewing the grounds. It's in the center of the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I thought this church was really quite beautiful and peaceful. I made a quick stop here while waiting for my tour to start at the National Theater (the church is just a couple blocks away from the theater). If you're in the area, it's worth a stop. The tiles floors are so pretty, and the architecture inside is lovely. Regarding... More

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a great example of a Spanish church in downtown San Jose. It is near all the museums and government buildings downtown, so it is a convenient stop. It is free to walk in and peak around.

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