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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 #14 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a very "open-air" cathedral. Very friendly with impressive architecture. This is where the Pope visits when in Costa Rica.

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Ohio
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270 reviews 270 reviews
124 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We did not set out to stop in this church, but when we came upon it we entered and gave a small donation. It is beautiful inside and out. Be respectful as a tourist though, the vast majority inside are actually there to worship.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It´s worth going into if you are walking around San Jose; beautiful glass windows, tile floors and architecture.

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Orlando, Florida
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621 reviews 621 reviews
290 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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