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  1. The municipality of Grecia is home to the Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy Church), a church constructed almost entirely of sheet metal, brought from Belgium. Today, it is painted dark red.
  2. Ujarrás contains the ruins of one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción, which was built in the 1580s during early colonial times.
  3. The Tempisque River Bridge (known locally as El Puente de La Amistad) that connects the mainland to the Nicoya Peninsula was a gift from Taiwan.
  4. Casa Amarilla located in San Jose. It is the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Its Neocolonil architecture is a combination of colonial architecture with the new trends.
  5. Escuela Metalica. It is the first public school in Costa Rica divided into the school of girls and the schools of boy. It was brought from Europe during the Feria Universal de Paris.
  6. Cartago Ruins or Ruinas de Cartago was built three times, and the three times several earthquakes brought it down, so they left it like it is today.
  7. Iglesia de Coronado. Built on 1940 by the architect Teorico Quiros. One of the very few representations of the Neogothic in Costa Rica. It was finance by farm people and boyeros.
  8. National Theather (Teatro Nacional). It was build in 1947, one of the most important buildings of the Capital San Jose. It was financed by the coffee farm owners. It is a small copy of the one of the theathers in Paris.
  9. Museo de Jade Jose Fidel Tristan (Jade Museum). Founded in 1972 in the INS building, it was remodelated on 2014 and now shows the biggest collection of precolumbian art and jade pieces in Costa Rica.
  10. Teatro Melico Salazar. Founded on 19. It was first the Thether Reventos to show activities for the middle class of Costa Rica. It was burned and restored on 1990 and transformed in what we know now as Teatro Melico Salazar
  11. Estadio Nacional (National Stadium). The modern National Stadium we have now was reoppened on 2012. The old one was demolished. It was built with the help of China Government.
  12. Parque Morazan (Morazan Park). The location where the park is now used to be the site of rich people on San Jose. It was also the location where first was the Presidential House and nowadays it shows the Templo de la Musica.
  13. Parque Central (Central Park). In front of the park is the Metropolitan Cathedral which is one of the most important churchs in San Jose.
  14. Parque Nacional. It is important because of its location close to the government buildings and embassies, as well as the train station to the Atlantic site and the aduana (costums). It used to be the entrance to San Jose. It also shows the National monument which was made honoring the Costa Rican soldiers protecting the country.
  15. Basilica de la Virgen de los Angeles. Located in Cartago city, was built (1930s) by the spanish architector Luis Lhanc over a colonial capel. It is the site of Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, where she first appear.
  16. Gran Hotel Costa Rica. It is the first and oldest hotel in Costa Rica.
  17. Correos & Telegrafos de Costa Rica. Built by Luis Lhanc with eclectic style.
  18. Museo Nacional. It was the former Militar base of San Jose. By 1948 it was taken by the Liberationist (Jose Figueres Ferrer) and the army was abolished. It later became the history museum of Costa Rica.
  19. Fortin de Heredia. It was built by Fadrike Gutierrez (painter, sculptor and architect) on the 19th century.
  20. Iglesia de Orosi. Founded by the Fraciscan frailes that first built the Ujarras Church. There later was founded the Schools of Arts and Skills. It is one of the fewest colonial buildings in Costa Rica.
  21. La Casona de Santa Rosa. It used to be a private property and it is located close to the Nicaragan Border. There took place the Battle of Santa Rosa where the national heroe Juan Santamaria died defending the country from the american Willim Walker in 1856.
  22. Iglesia de Nicoya. It was built over a indigenous cementary to honor the Virgen of Guadalupe. It was restored various times because of the earthqueakes. It is one of the oldest churchs in the country.
  23. Iglesia de Cañas. It is a contemporary church and it depicts the mosaic art work of Otto Apuy.
  24. Iglesia de Quircot de Cartago. 1584. It is a small capel that used to be a Franciscan convent. One of the oldest and most simple church in the country. It is located on the road to Irazu.
  25. Iglesia de Zarcero - Parque de Zarcero. It is dedicated to San Rafael Arcangel. It was built in metal. It is recognized by its gardens with animals forms.
  26. Museos del Banco Central. Located under the Plaza de la Cultura and the National Teather. It was built in the 1980s. It has the biggest collection of gold and numismatics of Costa Rica, as well as the biggest pinecoteca.
  27. Museo de los Niños - Antigua Penitenciaria. It was a former jale, built in the middle of the 19 century. It was destroied by prisioners in 1970 and it was the remodelated during the government of Calderon Guardia and transformed in a Childrens Museum.
  28. La Casa de los 7 Ahorcados. It has a leyend.
  29. Teatro Variedades. It was built by the Urbini Family and it was a thether for the middle and low class of Costa Rica.
  30. Castillo del Moro: San José, Costa Rica (edificio de valor patrimonial). It is located on the Otoya neighborhood and it has a arabic influence in its architecture.
  31. **Edificio de Correos en Heredia. It was built in the 19th century.
  32. Colegio San Luis Gonzaga located in Cartago. All the buildings in Cartago are connected through tunels under ground. This School is connected with the Dona Cleta Lagoon.
  33. El Colegio Superior de Senoritas. It was founded to fullfill the necesity of shools for girls and the teachers in its mayority were french.
  34. Ferrocarril del Atlantico. Built on the 19th century with a clasical style.
  35. Casa Jimenez de la Guardia. One of the fewest houses with Art Nouvo built by the spanish architec Francisco Tenca in 1900. It was a strategic place in the city so it took an important place on the war of 1948 because of a meeting place. It was restored on 2013.
  36. ***Botica Solera.
  37. ***Puente de Piedra
  38. ***Mercado Municipal de Limón.
  39. Monumento Nacional Guayabo. It is the most important archeological site in Costa Rica right now opened to the public. It is very important becuase of its ingenery for water distribution and stone roads that are thought to be bigger than what has been discovered until now.
  40. ***Iglesia de Sitio Mata. Turrialba, Cartago.
  41. ***La Ermita de La Inmaculada Concepción del Llano de Alajuela
  42. El antiguo Sanatorio Durán. It used to be a hospital built in 1970s specially for the treatment of tuberculosis and other incurable diseases. It is know a hunting site.
  43. Liceo de Costa Rica.
  44. Museo de Arte Costarricense. It used to be the first international airport of Costa Rica until 1955 and it became later a museum of Arts. It was desing by the Tico architect Jose Maria Barrantes in 1937 and the building was opened in 1940.
  45. Catedral de Puntarenas. Located in Puntarenas city it is a church made out of stone.
  46. Conservatorio de Alajuela - Edificio de la Casa de la Cultura de Alajuela, ubicado frente al parque central de Alajuela. It used to be the first school in Alajuela. During the war of 1948 it was used as a cuartel and it has underground tunels that connect the whole city of Alajuela. It was founded in 1847.
  47. Steinvorth Building.