Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral, Alajuela

#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Province of Alajuela
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Built in the neoclassical style in 1854, Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral dominates Alajuela's bustling central park. Outside, admire the marble foundation and striking dome, and then enter to observe the impressive altar and colorful ceilings depicting the life of Jesus. Feel free to attend one of the regularly held Catholic masses here. Surrounded by nearby restaurants and a museum, the cathedral makes an ideal stop to appreciate local architecture and spiritual life, as well as to contemplate in peace. Planning Alajuela trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • very nice place quiet beautiful church it is free and visit is short the place is green and quiet easy for children  more »
  • There were services happening in the church at each time that I stopped by, but its 'open air' structure and doorways allowed a great view of this sacred place.  more »
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