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Iglesia de la Merced

Av 2 y 4 | Calles 10 y 12, San Jose, Costa Rica
5062203586
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Beautiful church

It is an active church, beautiful inside. Park across the street is full with homeless people and... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
JuliaReitor
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Structure on the west end of San Jose city Centre

This structure was the first major building that I saw when I was on the way to the city centre... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
kiltmaker2
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Evanston, Illinois
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Av 2 y 4 | Calles 10 y 12, San Jose, Costa Rica
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"stained glass windows"
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"beautiful church"
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"columns"
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"gothic"
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"mercado"
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

It is an active church, beautiful inside. Park across the street is full with homeless people and people who beg for money. So be careful walking to the church.

Thank JuliaReitor
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This structure was the first major building that I saw when I was on the way to the city centre from Juan Santamaria International Airport. Surely, you won't miss it if you enter the city center from the highway 2/Avenue 2

Thank kiltmaker2
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Once again worth stopping in if it is on your path. Nice windows. Interesting architecture. Active church. Not sure there's any need to go out of your way to see it though.

Thank mas1958
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

awesome. i loved it. could use a bit of quiet time since its a church and so much folks outside with dancing and music

Thank LUCILA T
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It’s under some construction now.... in the center of town. Another church in Latin America. What else can I say?

Thank Jessyca505
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a lovely church & the inside, particularly the stained glass at the front, is beautiful. What is most beautiful is that it is still obviously a very active church, so there are many people there in worship throughout the day.

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This church dates to 1894 but construction was not completed until 1907 with the installation of the tower clock. The church has three interior naves under a continuous ogive. The central nave is the highest, fifteen meters, while the aisles are nine meters. Beautiful mosaic...More

1  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Maybe from outside its look like any other church but from inside you´ll see something different. I was fascinated with all that colored columns in the inside. Do not miss it! Get in!

2  Thank Carol_Esperanza
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This church has a very unusual decoration inside, painted columns and a wooden ceiling, quite lovely.

Thank omanNorfolk
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The afternoon photo from La Merced Park that includes the large Diquis Sphere in front of the soaring red spire of this church is enough reason to visit. But the interior is the real gem with 2 rows of 50' pencil thin painted wooden columns...More

Thank Gene J
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