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“Classic Spanish Catedral” 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 #14 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
St Augustine, Florida
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“Classic Spanish Catedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was raised Catholic and am now Evangelical but whenevr I am in a Central American City I check out the Catedral. The Classic Spanish city design always featured a large chuch with a central park accross the street. In San Jose this is a wonderful Church there is no doubt in my mind it is a place where Our Lord is. The design the windows and stautues are magnificent . I have prayed for many things to the Holy Mother Mary ( my evangelical friends think this is odd) in this church and they have in time come to pass. I NEVER visit Costa Rica without a visit , a prayer and a donantion. It is a living functioning museum as well as a house of God

Visited August 2014
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“beautiful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's a nice church with beautiful stained glass windows. It's walking distance from other attractions, so it's nice to see on a walking tour of San Jose.

Visited April 2014
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“Respect!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well maintained church and is not too touristy. The setting is very nice that you immediately have the respect when you are close by. Many who walk by will make the Sign of the Cross to show their respect and as a prayer.

Visited May 2014
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very pretty Colonial church, well kept and pretty. Very similar to all colonial churches in central america. It is very peaceful and quiet, a good place to stop and reflect a bit.

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful architecture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I am in awe of the beauty of this church. I attended church here twice, and it is quite a moving experience.

Visited May 2014
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