Unlike some Latin American capitals, San Jose does not have an historical Colonial downtown. At least buildings that might have been there in the past have been destroyed by earthquakes or torn down for another reason. The cathedral or Metropolitan church is a case in point. Although it was originally built I believe in 1802, t has been restored a... 更多
Metropolitan church has a rich history snide its walls. I felt that I was touring a very sacred place filled with rich culture. I had an opportunity to peek inside one of the local jewels. I could feel how important religion is to the community. A wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone who has a curious mind. You... 更多
From outside it does not look like an interesting building. Grayish in color and kind of footless. Neoclassical colums in front like many other worldly buildings from the same period. However inside you get a very different feeling. It is rather cosy for a cathedral. Not light but rather dim also because of the short Roman style arches and windows.... 更多
Beautiful church in terms of stained glass, religious icons (check out the visitor pix to get a taste) I stumbled into someone in the organ loft practicing - gorgeous. Would have loved to visit during a service to hear the music.
The stained glass in the Metropolitan Church is really stunning, as is the beautiful indigo painted vaulted ceiling. There's also a side chapel with incredible glass too. Free to visit.
Is interting to see and to learn more about this place, The costaricans are very attach to their religion and is better for us from other religion to see their priest preached.
Beautiful old Cathedral. We were only able to view exterior as our bus tour did not stop, however I really wanted to view the interior. The pictures provided by other reviewers are gorgeous. Serene ambiance just standing outside this cathedral.
Its ok, but compared to most cathedrals in Latin America, rather plain and uninteresting. Worth wandering through if you happen to be passing, but wouldn't go out of my way to go see it (which I did)