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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

Church of San Ramón

  • Across from central park Map It
  • San Ramón
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/09/2014

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Aside from its poets, San Ramón's claim to fame is this massive church built in a mixture of the Romanesque and Gothic styles. In 1924 an earthquake destroyed the smaller adobe church that once stood here, and the city lost no time in creating a replacement—this great gray concrete structure took a quarter of a century to complete, from 1925 to 1954. To ensure that the second church would be earthquake-proof, workers poured the concrete around a steel frame that was designed and forged in Germany (by Krupp). Step past the formidable facade and you'll discover a bright, elegant interior.

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Across from central park, San Ramón, 20201, Costa Rica

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  • Daily 6–11:30 am and 1:30–7 pm

Updated 04/09/2014


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