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Reviewed 4 November 2018

The history of these ruins is very interesting. A must see on a visit to Costa, Rica. It is such a peaceful place very neat and tidy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's a beautiful, peaceful place where a lot of locals go for some rest, a romantic date or to let their children play. It's small but nice.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aline P
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

On our way to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica we stopped in Cartago for lunch & checked Trip Advisor to see what there was to see in the area. We really enjoyed the old church ruins (c 1870). The ruins are very well maintained....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelingCAgal
Reviewed 22 February 2018

If you are in Cartago, take the time to go see these ruins. Check first, the ruins are open to the public only on 1 or 2 days a week. But, you can see the entire outside of the building any day as they are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Acuram
Reviewed 6 May 2017

It's a nice place to visit for a few minutes. The gates were all locked so all we could do was peek in. It looked very peaceful inside. Outside, there were tons of garbage laying everywhere, there's a big area to sit in. Overall, nice...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Adjacent to Cartago's plaza mayor are the ruins. Basically the remnants of what must have been a colossal building. Inside the former church they made a nice park, but it is not open to the public. At least not most of the time (people who...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in Cartago, is not much to do but is one of the main historical places in the country

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ninof777
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was one of the most peaceful and strangely beautiful places to visit in Cartago. The ruins of the cathedral have been allowed to stand but a garden has sprung up in the interior. The grounds are well maintained but you can only walk outside...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

this place used to be a very old church and now just remain the ruins...sometimes is open at night very beautiful...also is full of strange legends....

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Gabriel_Jimenez
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Hi. My name is Luis. I am from Cartago, Costa Rica. I been traveling for many years. Many times I dont give the proper attention to our local places. This time I will like to mention about "Las Ruinas de Cartago" in Costa Rica or...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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