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“Lovely!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

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 40 attractions in San Jose
Type: Religious Sites
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Owner description: The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Lovely!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a must for church viewers. It's a beautiful cathedral that watches over the city in all its glory. Definitely good to the eyes! Make sure a wander through all of the church as well as the lovely grounds. Peace be with you.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta
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“Worth a walk through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you like churches this one's worth a stop. We spent about 40 minutes walking through the church and viewing the grounds. It's in the center of the city.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I thought this church was really quite beautiful and peaceful. I made a quick stop here while waiting for my tour to start at the National Theater (the church is just a couple blocks away from the theater). If you're in the area, it's worth a stop. The tiles floors are so pretty, and the architecture inside is lovely. Regarding the safety of the area, I'm a female traveler who was traveling alone and I didn't felt unsafe or threatened here.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Centrally Located, Well Preserved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a great example of a Spanish church in downtown San Jose. It is near all the museums and government buildings downtown, so it is a convenient stop.

It is free to walk in and peak around.

Visited November 2012
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“Only if you have extra time to use”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This place is ok if you are religious, but for a more historic church, you need to take the bus from San Jose to Cartago,
to visit the pilgrimage centre of the Black Madonna.

Visited October 2012
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