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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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This is the oldest standing church in all of Costa Rica, is in a gorgeous Orosi Valley that includes lots of organic coffee plantations. It was raining when we went to visit so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest standing church in all of Costa Rica, is in a gorgeous Orosi Valley that includes lots of organic coffee plantations. It was raining when we went to visit so we did not get to enjoy the park as much

Thank PedroOrso
San José, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is just one of the things you can do in Orosi, and it is totally worthy, there are nice chances to get good pics and enjoy the nature

Thank Ricardo C
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Simple, yet fun. You can walk in a super tranquil setting. It's nice to walk around and take pictures. I love the entire Orosi area

Thank EsterillosOeste
Cartago, Costa Rica
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130 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The local authorities have done a nice job in preserving and refurbishing this historical site. The Ujarras ruins resemble a part of our small history which we have to learn to love and preserve for the future generations. It is good to see the families enjoying their picnics, playing or peacefully resting around the ruins.

Thank SBE73
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank Russell S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Carlos S
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank Calypso B
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Luke C
Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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