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Address: C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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This chuch's ornate red dome is the centerpiece of its town square.

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Lovely place

Lovely place to spend some time with locals in prayers. Must see attraction in Alajuela, including local park and market.

Reviewed May 25, 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Lovely place to spend some time with locals in prayers. Must see attraction in Alajuela, including local park and market.

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

What can I say I love exploring large places Cathedrals all over the world... so, I was nearby and went.

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1 Thank Peacefulescapes
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral. Ignore the exterior. Its location which is deafening and congested does no justice to the peace that the interior brings. Ther are beautiful stained glass windows, my personal favorite being the one of Saints Peter And Paul on the left side. The cupola above the altar appears to have been constructed of wood, but it's... More 

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3 Thank Tom D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

We enjoyed the Cathedral and the central square in general where people seemed to congregate to past the time of day with friends. Its a gentle place.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2016

We enjoyed a few hours walking around Alajuela while we were between destinations. The Cathedral and central square were certain highlights. The Cathedral is open to the public and is as beautiful inside as it is out. Cut glass and frescos adorn the interior of the large airy church. Lovely, take your time to pay quiet respect to a masterpiece.

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Centrally located, easy to find, nice park adjacent, and no charge to go inside. It's pretty and well maintained.

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1 Thank Stagen
Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2016

I'm Catholic and this is a beautiful cathedral. Maybe not the grandest one I've been to but sure beats the heck out of my cinder block church in GJ, CO. I arrived during Saturday Mass - the day before Palm Sunday and even though I speak no Spanish that's the beauty of the Catholic Mass. No matter where you go... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral, very nice architecture, beside a great park! Didn't go inside, was just taking a walk through this beautiful city!

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1 Thank philandmissy74
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Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful open church with a nice park area in front. Many smaller restaurants within walking distance. Find a parking space and take a walk :)

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

A beautiful cathedral in Alajuela. There are amazing paintings on the ceilings depicting events in the life of Jesus. It is worth stopping to look at the art and to find a place for peaceful rest or contemplation & prayer.

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