Friday, May 9, 2014

Front of the cathedral

This is the front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown San Jose.  The main city square is behind the trees on the right.

As the buildings in the background suggest, most of San Jose consists of 20th century commercial buildings that make San Jose not a major tourist attraction despite the fact that it is by far the largest city in the country.

On our first visit to Costa Rica nearly 10 years ago, we took a tour by a leading U.S. travel company.  The tour started in a suburban San Jose hotel, and left the next morning for Monteverde and Arenal, without even going into the city.

This week we have photos of Vienna, Austria, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

4 comments:

Kate said...

When my daughter was just 16 yrs-old she did volunteer work in Costa Rica with Amigos de las Americas, and, if I recall, she lived with a family in San Jose. I"ll have to show her your photos to check her memory.

Judy said...

What a busy place!

Sharon Anck said...

It does stand apart from the rest on that busy street.

glenda said...

Seems a little out of place with the hustle bustle.

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