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Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

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“stained glass”(11 reviews)
“worth a stop”(5 reviews)
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The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We set out to check out this cathedral and spent some time in it, looking at the details and architecture and reflecting. Enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank H G
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Visited church during our stay in San Jose. Very nice church, certainly worth a stop while you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Win T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Is one of the prettiest church of San Jose, is in front of the Central Park and next to Teatro Melico Salazar

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ana S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 136lorenar
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MVM1935
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JuliaReitor
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 749David
Reviewed 29 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidMay1945
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Prawet J
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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 .
13 March 2015|
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Response from cgijoe | 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.