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Address: C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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This chuch's ornate red dome is the centerpiece of its town square.

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Beautiful and peaceful

Beautiful church in the heart of the city square. It's open for services and you can go in and pray on your own.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

In my mind this is what a sanctuary should look like. It is not ostentatious or gaudy like many churches. This one look to me like a place of worship and not a place to worship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church in the heart of the city square. It's open for services and you can go in and pray on your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great cathedral with beautiful painted ceilings and nice architectural features. Visited on Saturday afternoon among a very active square. Wonderful town to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Lovely place to spend some time with locals in prayers. Must see attraction in Alajuela, including local park and market.

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

What can I say I love exploring large places Cathedrals all over the world... so, I was nearby and went.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral. Ignore the exterior. Its location which is deafening and congested does no justice to the peace that the interior brings. Ther are beautiful stained glass windows, my personal favorite being the one of Saints Peter And Paul on the left side. The cupola above the altar appears to have been constructed of wood, but it's... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We enjoyed the Cathedral and the central square in general where people seemed to congregate to past the time of day with friends. Its a gentle place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We enjoyed a few hours walking around Alajuela while we were between destinations. The Cathedral and central square were certain highlights. The Cathedral is open to the public and is as beautiful inside as it is out. Cut glass and frescos adorn the interior of the large airy church. Lovely, take your time to pay quiet respect to a masterpiece.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Centrally located, easy to find, nice park adjacent, and no charge to go inside. It's pretty and well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I'm Catholic and this is a beautiful cathedral. Maybe not the grandest one I've been to but sure beats the heck out of my cinder block church in GJ, CO. I arrived during Saturday Mass - the day before Palm Sunday and even though I speak no Spanish that's the beauty of the Catholic Mass. No matter where you go... More 

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