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Catedral de la Mercedes

Costado Sur del Parque de Grecia, Grecia 20307, Costa Rica
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Beautiful Church and Surrounding Area

The church is made of metal, as you've probably read from other reviews, but it's actually even... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CostaRicaOutsider
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
Completely made of Pre-Fab Metal

The story goes that the original cathedral burned to the ground in the mid 19th century, so... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
redeco
,
Warren, Massachusetts
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  • Average7%
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“red church” (2 reviews)
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Costado Sur del Parque de Grecia, Grecia 20307, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is made of metal, as you've probably read from other reviews, but it's actually even cooler than that sounds once you see it in person! The park in front of the church is also charming and a nice place to sit down for...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The story goes that the original cathedral burned to the ground in the mid 19th century, so parishioners rebuilt using pre-fabricated steel plates purchased in Belgium. The rust-red church is completely made of these plates with white filigree decorative elements. The interior is whitewashed which...More

Thank redeco
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Almost in the Center of Grecia city in Costa Rica, this church is pretty much the reference point to go anywhere 😊 for example if you asked someone "where is the market" they would say " 200 meters south and 200 east" FROM THE CHURCH....More

Thank 203nikita
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

It is nice to see this church and is a land mark for those here in Grecia. IT is not ornate or decorative like other Latin America churches.

Thank Geegee M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The church building and architecture is amazing. Very clean and well maintained. They were preparing for a wedding when we visited.

Thank Jmtaylor313
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The size of the church is unbelievable. All the old alters, are still intact, the statues, the old pipe organ.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have been here a number of times. Most recently with friends visiting from Californis. They were very impressed with it from the exterior but could not believe the beauty inside. Certainly a must see if you are in Grecia.

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was an unexpected extra, courtesy hurricane Otto, and was a first. I've seen the largest timber cathedral, but this is the only one built out of iron with rivets I have ever seen. I half expected to see "forged in Birkenhead" printed on the...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Well maintained historic site. Lots of historic exhibits on display inside. Various religious exhibits. City center location. On street parking. Several good restaurants for lunch or dinner are close by with in walking distance.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Incredible story line on how it arrived in Costa Rica and then onto Grecia central. Jaw dropping beauty architecture and a sight not to be missed.

Thank Jennifer2006_13
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