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Ruinas de Ujarras

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Address: El Valle del Rio Orosi, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica

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These ruins are in the Orosi river valley and make a great part of a valley tour. The grounds of the attraction are tranquil and is a great place for birders. There are food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2014
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Ujarrás is a village and historical site in the Orosí Valley of Cartago Province in central Costa Rica, southeast of the provincial capital of Cartago. If you are into history and you want to have some fresh and nice air please visit the place. Ujarrás contains the ruins of one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica, Iglesia de Nuestra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

An absolute masterpiece though it has been propped up by needed restorations since the original was built. PROS: Incredible view of the surrounding valley/mountains, ambiance, believed to be oldest church in Costa Rica CONS: Park has bad hours (closes 4 pm local time), if you're like me and not someone who likes to get up at dawn to head out,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Care to have a day of sightseeing with nature and fresh air? This is the right place to seat and take the day on slow mo, just smile walk around and enjoy a delicious meal at many available restaurants round. The Orosi valley and Ujarras are there to enjoy and you can drive a circular trip and see the hatchery... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Luv the interesting history of this place. Not a huge place to go but to know a little more about the country you live in us awesome. The weather wasn't the best but we did enjoyed. The lady outside, she sells great chorreadas. Actually the best I've ever eaten. Is a must to try one if you hadn't! You won't... More 

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very well preserved ruins and lovely grounds and gardens. Well worth the visit. The following is a partial excerpt copied word for word from a sign near the ruins. At this same site called Ujarras, between 1561 and 1569, a thatched chapel was built which was dedicated to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary with the title Immaculate Conception of Ujarras,... More 

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

These ruins are in the Orosi river valley and make a great part of a valley tour. The grounds of the attraction are tranquil and is a great place for birders. There are food vendors and washrooms are available.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It's not big, but it's the remains of an old church, set in a nice garden and it's full of green parrots. Very photogenic place and there's a guarded parking lot.

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San Jose, C.R.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Good and worthwhile to see when doing the Orosi valley tour as it is a minor detour. Daters back to 1500's.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Though now in ruins, one can imagine what an isolated place this was for the first European settlers. Compared to the local wooden housing at the time, this would have been a veritable temple, an imposing rock construction meant to last for eternity. Unfortunately, the builders didn't plan on the cruelty of Costa Rica's constant earthquakes.

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Milton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Not a lot to see at this site, and the signage is minimal to help the visitor understand the history and significance. No charge. Attached to a local playground and park. Restrooms on site. It is worth 15-30 minutes if you are in the area but I would not recommend a detour to see this attraction. If this review is... More 

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Address: Address: El Valle del Rio Orosi, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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