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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 #18 of 39 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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Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 attraction reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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