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Address: C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica

This chuch's ornate red dome is the centerpiece of its town square.

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I still think that the Cathedral in Cartago is better and even the one in Coronado but this one is not worth a trip unless you are in the neighborhood.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2015
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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

I still think that the Cathedral in Cartago is better and even the one in Coronado but this one is not worth a trip unless you are in the neighborhood.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

This beautiful cathedral sits just across from the town's Central Park and the museum saluting Costa Rica's national hero. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to go inside, but the facade is quite impressive.

1 Thank romadaro
Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Alajuela has a great history begin with it the National Catedral and the surrender cities, transportaiton is wonderful to get any where in costa rica, average toll by bus to San Jose is five hundred and sixthy colones equivalent to $1.30, and you also close to the airport, the market is wonderful you will find bargain there and you can... More 

2 Thank Nina1466
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

The architectonic is not his strong point, but as any other Church, It is a very good place to meditate and talk to God. The best Place is the Chapel in the left side, small but beautiful, lovely place! Not a tourist place, but a spiritual place.

1 Thank rzccr
Northeast Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The outside is pretty, but inside is beautiful. People were worshiping as they do in many Costa Rican churches. The ceilings are adorned with five beautiful paintings. The dome which can be seen from most places in Alajuela, but the real beauty is viewing it from the inside. Incredible. The altar is extremely beautiful. If you are anywhere near this... More 

1 Thank Tennessee_Nomads
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

One of the most beautiful cathedrals I've seen & the best in Costa Rica in our opinion. Set right in Alajuela Square so walking distance from the public bus stop.

1 Thank Aussietravellers1000
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

We stopped into this Cathedral on a whim and were pleasantly surprised to see people worshiping on a Tuesday afternoon. The cathedral itself is beautiful with high ceilings adorned with paintings of sense. We didn't stay long but I had a nice visit and hung around the park just outside and drink coffee and people watched. If you're staying in... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey H
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Bordering the plaza, this cathedral is a nice quiet, calm and cool spot to spend a few minutes. The cathedral is quite large inside with a huge wooden alter at the far end. There is a strange yellowish glow to the place which is really nice. Above the alter is a cupola that is richly decorated and contains a number... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Very nice church in the center of Alajuela with a park in front. The impressive ceiling is painted with i scenes from the life of Jesus.

1 Thank coffeeguycr
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

this is a church built in the colonial period. well maintained inside and out!the garden is well arranged and taken care of.this is an easy spot to check out.it is in the middle of alajuela which is about a 8 minute taxi ride from the international airport jaun santamaria.

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