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Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

When you think this cathedral was being built about the same time Benjamin Franklin was writing newspapers and before the U.S.A. was a country, it's amazing. It's a pretty church, but there's not a lot to look at. I would stop by if you're in...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Lovely church with an inspiring in Mass even though it was in Spanish! Absolutely packed. We went back the next day to be able to see it in solitaire.

Thank Marmot0022
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is my second visit to this place. The church is quite simple but full of historical value for the region. The Franciscans kept many artifacts in the adjacent museum from their stay here; interesting for history buffs.

Thank Roleduc
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What a treasure! The Fransicans left a trove of art and religious icons from the last several centuries in this OLD church and museum. Very interesting!!!!

Thank dr917
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My girlfriend and I visited this church during our short stay in the Orosi valley. We chose to check out this church instead of other locales due to how highly it was reviewed on here. I unfortunately do not share the same sentiment as others...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice small church with a really small but interesting museum, you can read a lot about Orosi history, and you can see several archaeological pieces, the church itself still in use which is impressive. Overall a must visit if you come to Orosi.

Thank rgarciaf071
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Beautiful church with lots of history. It is the oldest functioning church in Costa Rica, Be sure to visit the museum next door.

Thank may979
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This church was built in the late 1700:s. Located a couple of hundred of meters from the termal springs in orosi, this is an obvious second stop when in the village. Quite interesting and very beautifull church.

Thank kenth n
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is the oldest building you can find in Costa Rica. Built in 1743 during the colonial period. The tiny museum has some religious antiques. This place is worth a visit since is located in a lovely small Valley where you can find some other...More

Thank Cosmic_Elf
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the church in Orosi. It is the oldest still active Catholic Church in Costa Rica. It is beautiful, situated in a small village. There is a museum, very small, in what I believe used to be the convent building. There are some amazing...More

Thank Alison J
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