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Central Valley Sights

Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción (Church of the Immaculate Conception)

  • Eastern side of Parque Central Map It
  • Heredia
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/09/2014

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On the east side of the park stands this impressive church, built between 1797 and 1804 to replace an adobe temple dating from the early 1700s. It is one of the few structures in Costa Rica remaining from the colonial era. The flat-fronted, whitewashed church has thick stone walls, small windows, and squat buttresses, which have kept it intact through two centuries of earthquakes and tremors. The serene, white interior has two rows of stately, gold-trimmed Ionic columns marching down a long aisle, past lovely stained-glass windows. The church is flanked by tidy side gardens, where you can stroll among sculpted trees along concrete paths incised with a floral pattern.

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Eastern side of Parque Central, Heredia, 40101, Costa Rica

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  • Daily 6 am–7 pm

Updated 04/09/2014


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