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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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Beauty old and new

This free historical site is worth the detour if you're in the Paraiso / Orosi Valley area. The 16th century ruins are surrounded by beautiful gardens. Take the time for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This free historical site is worth the detour if you're in the Paraiso / Orosi Valley area. The 16th century ruins are surrounded by beautiful gardens. Take the time for a leisurely walk through old and new.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Impressive ruins in the Orosi valley. Nice place to pick nick next to Orosi River, very historical cite in Cartago, read prior it's history to appreciate more.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love history, and its nice to see that the Ruinas de Ujarras is being preserved. There were steel reinforcements this time that I hadn't seen on previous visits. It's a lovely day trip if you're staying in San Jose.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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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