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“lovely stain glass” 5 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“lovely stain glass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Lovely cathedral, awesome stained glass windows, beautiful building, worth a visit if you love old building and stained art

Visited September 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“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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Atlanta
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“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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