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Largest Painted Ox Cart

Sarchi is known for its painted ox carts. The one on display in the park is reputed to be the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barheat
,
Hamilton, Canada
Cool, but Try to Incorporate Other Nearby Places

This oxcart is indeed huge and iconic (I actually used a picture of its wheel in my profile pic... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
CostaRicaOutsider
,
San Ramon, Costa Rica
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Central Park, Sarchi 21201, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sarchi is known for its painted ox carts. The one on display in the park is reputed to be the largest in the works. It was created and hand painted in the Eloy Alfaro workshop. Taking a clear picture is difficult as the cart is...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

This oxcart is indeed huge and iconic (I actually used a picture of its wheel in my profile pic). But after you've seen it, you want to be sure to have something else to do. And it only takes about 2 minutes to "see" it,...More

Thank CostaRicaOutsider
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Included in our tour of Sarchi was La Carreta. Be sure to see it when you go to the Oxcart Factory. This is a "one of a kind experience".

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

This is HUGE . The work needed to build enormous. Much better appreciated after seeing painters at Joaquin factory further down the village. Next to church also worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The tour was very informative on the procedures involved in producing Ox carts. We were shown the equipment used. There was a large shop selling souvenirs.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Sarchi has traditionally been a center for producing hand-painted ox carts in Costa Rica. The local factory has produced what may be the world's largest ox cart, and donated it to the town. A visit here takes only a few minutes. While here, the local...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This square has one of the largest decorated ox carts in the world and it was a delight to take pictures of it. The little square is also a very pleasant place to stretch your legs.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

A very impressive oxcart that was hand painted in the middle of a town square. Great place to take some pictures and relax in a pretty town. Amazing how they made the cart and transported it to the square but worth a stop in a...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

This was the start of our visit to Sarchi. Supposedly it is the largest oxcart in the world. It is beautiful. It is surrounded by a wrought iron gate so it's a bit difficult to take photos.

Thank Lynda L
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

A Pleasant Spot for a buffet lunch, great items in the buffet and plenty to eat. The atmosphere and surrounding are very comfortable and a very good vale.

Thank genes252
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Yes, most shops are open on Sundays, including grocery stores, pharmacies, ice cream shops, gift shops, etc. The best restaurant in town, La Finca, is open for lunch only. Continue down the steep, winding drive from La... More
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