Discoveries Costa Rica: Architecture & Religion

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Ecclesiastic architecture in Costa Rica is a remarkable mix of pre and post Colonial designs mixed with Baroque, Romanesque and Renaissance styles.  

In Costa Rica, familiar expressions include “if God wishes it,”  or “God bless”, and every town has a Catholic church, with some of the most beautiful architecture found in the central valley.


Featured churches (iglesias) include:
Basílica Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, Cartago
Las Ruinas de Cartago, Cartago
San José de Orosí, Orosi
Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción, Ujarrás
Iglesia Colonial de San Blas, Nicoya
Iglesia de Cañas, Cañas
San Isidro de Coronado, Coronado
Inmaculada Concepción, Heredia
San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia
Catedral Metropolitana, San José
Nuestra Señora de La Merced, San José
San Rafael Arcángel, Escazú
San Miguel Arcángel, Escazú
San Antonio de Padua, Escazú
Basílica Nuestra Señora de Las Piedades, Naranjo
Santiago Apóstol, Sarchí
Templo Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Grecia
San Ramón Nonato, San Ramón
Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes, Palmares
Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Alajuela
Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Puntarenas
San Rafael Arcángel, Zarcero (cover photo)

63 Min.



REVIEW: Midwest Book Review, The Library DVD Shelf

The fifth program in the "Discoveries Costa Rica" DVD series of beautiful video essays, Architecture & Religion showcases the extraordinary, beautiful, and historic Catholic Church architecture near the central valley of Costa Rica. An eye-opening tour of grand and pious institutions, Discoveries Costa Rica: Architecture & Religion is the next best experience to witnessing Costa Rica's memorable religious institutions in person. Discoveries Costa Rica: Architecture & Religion is highly recommended especially for armchair travelers and public library DVD collections. 52 min.