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Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral

C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Go in the afternoon

The cathedral was beautiful like most other cathedral. What amused us were the hundreds of little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Finallyfree
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Saint Lucia
4pm Mass

Beautiful Sunday Mass service in this ornate cathedral including amazing acoustics for the solo... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Sanyika C
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This chuch's ornate red dome is the centerpiece of its town square.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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"central park"
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"nice church"
in 2 reviews
"nice place to visit"
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"saturday afternoon"
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"mango"
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"costa rica"
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"mass"
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"frescoes"
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"plaza"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral was beautiful like most other cathedral. What amused us were the hundreds of little parrots that gathered in the trees around the church and on all the outside walls. If venice has pigeons then San Jose had parrots

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Sunday Mass service in this ornate cathedral including amazing acoustics for the solo guitar player and singer.

Thank Sanyika C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

A very beautiful cathedral with stunning gardens in Alajuela's main square. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The cathedral has always been a draw in Alajuela particularly with the surrounding gardens and main plaza. Over the years touches to the interior such as frescoes on the ceiling have made it quite impressive inside. It is an especially nice place to take photographs...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Located in the center of Alajuela Surrounded by beautiful statues of Angels & Saints w/ a courtyard off to the side.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral. Open doors so open air comes in. The ceilings are beautifully painted! The Cathedral is located inside a park. Mangoes fall from the trees here and people call it "El parque de los mangos". There's a mcdonalds that over looks the park and...More

1  Thank JQCRica
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited on a Saturday afternoon. Many local people were strolling the walkways eating from the vendors. There was music and people were dancing and it was like visiting a small town many years ago when people were more social. definitely would visit this area...More

1  Thank Glenn W
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This church is very pretty, both inside and out. There are lovely gardens beside it to welcome you if you arrive on foot. Of course, it overlooks the central park, as is the tradition in Latin-American countries. The interior is worth stepping in for a...More

2  Thank PTP46
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I expected something beautiful lied inside just by the lovely exterior of this church, but was floored once we actually walked inside. The murals on the inside left us speechless. I was so stunned that I forgot to take pictures before we left. You will...More

2  Thank E_Munoz82
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

located right on the plaza. active services and lots of people. just a nice place to visit. sit a wile in the surrounding park and enjoy.

1  Thank TexasTerry_12
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