Sunday, November 17, 2013

Catedral De Puntarenas

Catedral De Puntarenas
Puntarenas, Costa Rica

"This church is most often referred to as Catedral Puntarenas. It's entrance faces east in Sagrado Corazon de Jesus urban park. It is a stone Gothic revival building, with a clock tower above the entrance. Although the building itself is about 100 years old, this is a young diocese, established in 1998 as part of the Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica.


Sanctuary  Window

 Sanctuary Madonna-Right Front

Pews and Rear Doors of Sanctuary

"In 1902, the cornerstone of the Cathedral of Puntarenas was laid. This imposing Gothic work was built with stone blocks brought from Barranca and Esparza, held together with lime and sand mortar. The solid stone building has thus far been unaffected by the strong earthquakes that shake Puntarenas. Called the "Stone Church" to the locals, it is one of the architectural attractions of the province. It was declared a historical and architectural heritage site of Costa Rica. (Law No. 7555 of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, 2004)." (Link.)

Photos: Taken in September 2013 by SW.
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God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)

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