Central Valley Sights

Iglesia San Miguel Arcángel (Church of St. Michael the Archangel)

  • Parque Central Map It
  • Escazú
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/18/2015

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According to tradition, ghosts and witches work their spells, good and bad, over Escazú. The founders of this haunted town fittingly chose the archangel Michael, reputed to have driven Satan from heaven, as their patron saint. The original church on this site dates from 1796, but earthquakes took their toll, as they have on so many historic sites throughout Costa Rica. A complete reconstruction was done in 1962, remaining as true as possible to the original design, but up to current earthquake building codes. The results are still impressive more than five decades later. A statue of St. Michael watches from the left side of the main altar.

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Parque Central, Escazú, 10201, Costa Rica

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  • Mon. 8–7, Tues.–Fri. 9–7, Sat. noon–7, Sun. 6 am–8 pm

Published 06/18/2015


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