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Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-221-3820
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The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“stained glass” (11 reviews)
“religious art” (3 reviews)
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Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-221-3820
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"stained glass"
in 11 reviews
"religious art"
in 3 reviews
"greek orthodox"
in 2 reviews
"main altar"
in 2 reviews
"doric columns"
in 2 reviews
"huge cathedral"
in 2 reviews
"pope john paul ii"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"central park"
in 6 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"impressive architecture"
in 2 reviews
"heart of san jose"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful inside"
in 2 reviews
"modern building"
in 2 reviews
"costa rica"
in 9 reviews
"walking tour"
in 2 reviews
"catholic"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you visit San Jose, the Metropolitan Cathedral is an Icon that cannot be missed. Its old architecture is delightful, and the Holy Sacrament chapel is the right place to have some time for yourself.

Thank Lorena R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a moment of Peace and the Mass....you will find history ,PEACE and a moment to pray.... Many good Blessings

Thank MVM1935
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

If you are in the area, you can check it out, but there is nothing too much to see. People come here to pray and it probably the only calm place in the area.

Thank JuliaReitor
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

It's a very nice, average, large Church. I'm probably spoilt by experiences in Europe, but this is just not that impressive. The stained glass is nice. More than anything, it's still an active, working church. Very few tourists; mainly just locals praying (which is as...More

Thank 749David
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This church is not as impressive as the one in Cartago from the architecture point of view but still stands out in San José.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The cathedral is traditional but it is certainly worth a visit and the ceiling is beautiful as is the superb stained glass windows.

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

If you visit this area of the city, do not skip to see inside the Catedral Metro politana. According to the history, this current structure was not original one. The original church was destroyed by earthquake and the new structure that combined Greek Orthodox, Neoclassical...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Each time we visit San Jose we always attend Mass at the beautiful cathedral. Behind the central altar there is a beautiful painting of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the dove). There is also a left side chapel where Mass is sometimes celebrated,...More

Thank josepY5475FP
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This church is located next to Central Park. You won't miss this big structure if you are nearby this park.

Thank kiltmaker2
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I had seen photos of this wonderful cathedral previous to my visit to San Jose, and made a point of visiting. The airy and light-filled church has a strong linear sense of design with its austere nave featuring two rows of identical columns forcing the...More

Thank redeco
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valley931
14 July 2016|
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Response from Wanda D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know the answer. I do know the gentleman who met is in the foyer spoke English so maybe a phone call would help .
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ngiunmo
13 March 2015|
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Response from Joe K | Reviewed this property |
Mass Service schedule: from Monday through Saturday: 6:30, 11 and 17:00. Sundays: 7, 9, 10:30, 12, 16, 18, 20:00. Every Thursday, Holy Hour at 15:00. Phone number: (506) 258-1015 or 221-3820. Fax: (506) 221-2427.
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