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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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This church is very pretty, both inside and out. There are lovely gardens beside it to welcome you if you arrive on foot. Of course, it overlooks the central park, as is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
PTP46
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North Bay, Canada
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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church is very pretty, both inside and out. There are lovely gardens beside it to welcome you if you arrive on foot. Of course, it overlooks the central park, as is the tradition in Latin-American countries. The interior is worth stepping in for a few minutes. It's very ornate around the altar and has murals painted on the ceiling... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected something beautiful lied inside just by the lovely exterior of this church, but was floored once we actually walked inside. The murals on the inside left us speechless. I was so stunned that I forgot to take pictures before we left. You will not be disappointed

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Thank E_Munoz82
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

located right on the plaza. active services and lots of people. just a nice place to visit. sit a wile in the surrounding park and enjoy.

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Thank TexasTerry_12
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well. It is a church. Architecturally speaking, it is not the most beautiful, but it is an iconic place an for sure a required visit if you are in town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice exterior especially when lit up at night. Interior isn't too impressive. I really enjoyed sitting in the city square outside the Cathedral especially in the evening taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Interesting people watching.

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Thank Domer90mom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Alejuela our last night in Costa Rica. Enjoyed walking around the downtown area around the cathedral. After two weeks of enjoying nature in Costa Rica it was nice to experience a little bit of city life. We went late in the afternoon when shops were open and people were hanging out in the plaza around cathedral. There... More 

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Thank Emily N
Novato, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

In my mind this is what a sanctuary should look like. It is not ostentatious or gaudy like many churches. This one look to me like a place of worship and not a place to worship.

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Thank TheBlum
Mississauga,Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church in the heart of the city square. It's open for services and you can go in and pray on your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great cathedral with beautiful painted ceilings and nice architectural features. Visited on Saturday afternoon among a very active square. Wonderful town to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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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