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Originally built in 1644, the church of San Blas is Costa Rica’s last remaining colonial landmark... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
LKWendel
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Westfield, New Jersey
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Central Park of Nicoya

Founded in 1644 it is considered one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica. Simple but beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
RedDevil1504
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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North side of central park, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

A beautiful ancient New World Church in the heart of Nicoya. Amazing to visit such a place with so much age.....to think this particular building predates pretty much anything of European design in North America. It was closed when we visited as they are trying...More

2  Thank Wapikianimoosh
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

Church of San Blas at Nicoya church the oldest church in Costa Rica is closed for refurbishment so all you can see if you drive all the way out there is the outside of the building. There's nothing you can see on the inside of...More

1  Thank Journalingrox
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Originally built in 1644, the church of San Blas is Costa Rica’s last remaining colonial landmark. This impressive, whitewashed, mission-style rebuilt church (in 1831) is sadly closed. We couldn’t find anyone to open the church, but we later learned it is closed due to earthquake...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Founded in 1644 it is considered one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica. Simple but beautiful architecture (if you're into that sort of thing). Unfortunately, it's closed to the general public because of structural damage from an earthquake few years ago but they still...More

1  Thank RedDevil1504
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Church of San Blas at Nicoya church the oldest church in Costa Rica is closed for refurbishment so all you can see if you drive all the way out there is the outside of the building. There's nothing you can see on the inside of...More

1  Thank Journalingrox
Reviewed 7 March 2014

A beautiful ancient New World Church in the heart of Nicoya. Amazing to visit such a place with so much age.....to think this particular building predates pretty much anything of European design in North America. It was closed when we visited as they are trying...More

2  Thank Wapikianimoosh
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Unfortunately, this lovely buiding has been badly damaged by the recent earthquakes. However, a soon as remedial works have been completed. it will be well worth visiting this historoc church.

1  Thank NosaritaPeter
Reviewed 20 January 2012

The small church of San Blas is different from other churches you might have seen and absolutely worth a visit if you are in the area. A small exhibition of portraits and some oringinal interior can be seen ... and if you are lucky you...More

2  Thank Chris R
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