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Metropolitan Cathedral of San Jose, Costa Rica

The Metropolitan Cathedral of San José Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana is a cathedral in San José, Costa Rica, located on Calle Central and Avenues 2 and 4. The original cathedral was built in 1802 but was destroyed by an earthquake. It was replaced in 1871 by a design by Eusebio Rodríguez in a style which combines Greek Orthodox, Neo classical and Baroque styles with its Doric pilasters and neo-classical pediment with steeples at the side at the front of the building.[1]

Inside, the cathedral has a notably fine colonial style tiled floor and stainless windows depicting biblical scenes. A vaulted ceiling spans the length of the nave with two fluted columns supporting it. At the main altar is a beautiful Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Costa Rica, February 2012

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Taken on February 25, 2010