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Worth visiting if you are nearby

This is a lovely old church, cool, quiet and peaceful. If you are in the viscinity it is well worth... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Philippa A. M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lovely Catholic Church

If you are doing a tour of Caldera and Puntarenas then you will most likely go along the front of... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Calle 7 y Ave. Central, Puntarenas 60101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral in Puntarenas is one of the best restored buildings we say in Puntarenas. The inside is not lavish but the church bells were pretty to hear. The grounds are also pretty and wide open - worth walking by if you're in Puntarenas

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This church has an interesting facade and faces a small park and plaza. Benches provide some respite from sun and heat. The adjacent plaza now features several interesting statues. The peninsula is small and this location is an easy walk.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We stopped here briefly when going from the ship on our Tom Thumb Tour and it was full of history . Nice leaded windows and can be found on the street just back from the Beach.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank george650000
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a lovely old church, cool, quiet and peaceful. If you are in the viscinity it is well worth a visit for this, and the classical architecture.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Philippa A. M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

If you are doing a tour of Caldera and Puntarenas then you will most likely go along the front of the beach. In Puntarenas, just a street or so back from the beach there is a beautiful little church. I don't quite know how it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has a lot of history and the architecture is magnificent. The windows and the inner area are very pretty and with beatifull details.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Marco_Montero
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Passed this church on our way to the Isla tortuga boat trip. Quickly jumped in, but it's really not a place you should go and look for or make an extra turnaround.... Just another Costa Rican church, that's all...

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tom D
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This cathedral does not appear to be very old, in fact it looks as if it were built fairly recently, so I doubt there is any historical significance to this church. The grounds are very pleasant and peaceful, and the shade is a welcome respite...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank GilB867
Reviewed 24 February 2016

arcitecture old style, design interesting, when we visited there was a funeral in progress, interesting trees and plants in the grounds surrounding the church.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank smiley30511
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We attended Mass at the cathedral & loved seeing how this is an integral part of the community. The church building is simple, yet beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2016
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