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Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
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The interior of this 1871 church is far more interesting than the neoclassic exterior.
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  • Average18%
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Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty nice church located in the centre of San Jose. It's worth visiting if you're in the area.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an atheist who travels a lot and enters every single church just to check inner decoration out (because sometimes there is nothing to see besides churches...(hello Europe!), I'd say you can just enter for 1 min and continue your San José city center tour......More

Thank Cecivaya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice church right in the heart of San Jose. It has a very large interior with nice iconography, religious art and architecture. From the outside too it is pleasant and has plenty of locals in and out of it giving the cathedral a friendly...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very big, well maintained, it's a great place to revive the inner calms. Situated on the main road with mad rush of traffic all around, but once you enter, the silence is mesmerising. The murals, paintings are impressive and so is the Altar. The Cathedral...More

Thank Dr_B_Maitra
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It's always nice to visit a church or cathedral when in another country and this is no exception. Very nice interior and worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Preyom
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We found a relaxing place to sit in the church while it was raining outside. Very beautiful, peaceful place to pray

Thank Carla A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

From floor to ceiling all to be admired. The stained glass windows are fantastic. I had the opportunity to attend the ceremony of the holy burial and it is something really wonderful

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Not a 'Great' Cathedral by European standards but culturally significant and worth a visit. Interesting architecture

Thank bobpurcell2014
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Center piece of costa rican faith (catholic, that is) where arch bishops and other high raking clergy man hang our and chill. Beautiful decor and tasteful design. Must see and photograph place if you come to "Chepe"

Thank Rodolfo G
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Not in our bucket list, but if you have some time , you can come and visit biggest cathedral in Costa Rica. and if you get lucky even listen some preaching inside

Thank MichaelDolgy
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When and what time is confessions in English. Thanks
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 .
Do you know the Mass times? I shall be in SJ on a Sunday and would like to attend Mass. Thanks. Also, is there parking around there?
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.