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Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
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The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“stained glass” (10 reviews)
“religious art” (3 reviews)
“doric columns” (2 reviews)
Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we went by there are a wedding. It was so special to see the church in use. If you like to see churches, this one is very accessiable.

Thank laplantes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am sure it's very nice. However, we were left there by our driver while he went and parked his vehicle. When he arrived we never went inside nor hear anything about it.

Thank Lynda L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

simply a beautiful church, you can enter to see all the saints and worshippers and kind of walk into the past.

1  Thank LUCILA T
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Beautiful architecture for a church in the city center, across from Parque Central. One of the nicest buildings in the area.

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you arevisiting San Jose, this is like th center if the city, the 0 kilometer, I grew up in his city and and here is were locals arrange to meet. The satind glass is absolutely beautiful, the roof is made out of wood and...More

Thank pecus407
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This cathedral is beautiful inside & out. Located in the heart of the city center. If not for religious interest it is worth visiting for its architecture

Thank Chews D
Reviewed 7 October 2017

If no service is happening, it makes a quiet spot to sit and soak up the beauty and ambiance. Statues, murals, stained glass, tile floor, chandeliers.

Thank Over60Nomad
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a very ordinary Cathedral in the very center of San Jose. It is pretty inside but the outside always looks like it needs a coat of paint.

Thank crafterincr
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I felt so calm and well just sitting in front of the altar, listening to two ladies making their confessions and the whole place is just too beautiful...I felt uplifted and happy upon leaving...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went in on a week day as we were walking through the city. This is an active church even in the middle of the day (very catholic country). It's beautiful and worth a stop in if you're in the area. I would note that I...More

Thank Sarah H
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14 July 2016|
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Response from Wanda D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know the answer. I do know the gentleman who met is in the foyer spoke English so maybe a phone call would help .
13 March 2015|
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Response from Joe K | Reviewed this property |
Mass Service schedule: from Monday through Saturday: 6:30, 11 and 17:00. Sundays: 7, 9, 10:30, 12, 16, 18, 20:00. Every Thursday, Holy Hour at 15:00. Phone number: (506) 258-1015 or 221-3820. Fax: (506) 221-2427.