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Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

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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
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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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Stunning !

When a tour we had planned got canceled due to the rain you pull up trip advisor and see what else you can do since you drove an hour ! This gave us our second wind ! Small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Colorado Springs, CO

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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The inside was a little underwhelming. The stained glass windows are beautiful, but for a more unique experience, head down the street to the Igelsia Nuestra Señora de la Merced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited the San Jose Cathedral not expecting much. The grey exterior seemed to promise a stark, minimal interior. Imagine my surprise when I entered and noticed that much of the inside is done in the decorative style of William Morris! From the stained glass to the painted trim, I was reminded of the collection I'd seen at the Victoria... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When a tour we had planned got canceled due to the rain you pull up trip advisor and see what else you can do since you drove an hour ! This gave us our second wind ! Small donation and we got here a mass ! Beautiful inside !!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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