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Ruinas de Ujarras

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Address: El Valle del Rio Orosi, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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A beautiful place!

This place has a free access and it's administration concern to the goverment (Tourism National Institute) and it is beautiful, good preservation, beautiful views of the mountains... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cris A
San José
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San José
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a free access and it's administration concern to the goverment (Tourism National Institute) and it is beautiful, good preservation, beautiful views of the mountains around. It has clean barthrooms and playground for children. The ruins are perfect to take nice pictures. This is a perfect place to a family pick nick day, although it's located in Cartago,... More 

Thank Cris A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go visit on a sunday with the family. On the way there you can also visit Mirador Ujarras. It's free entrance and you can't find food there, so you either take for a pic nic or go eat in a nearby restaurant.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I enjoyed seeing the oldest church in Costa Rica. It was built in 1735. Amazing that any of it is still standing. Was glad to have seen this historical site

Thank Randi C
Bountiful, Utah
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped here for about an hour, while doing some birding. The old building is beautiful and the park has nice flowers, trees, and a creek. There were local families with both old and young gathered together. If you are ever in the area, check it out.

Thank markbailey444
Cachi, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We live very near the ruins, less than a 30 minute drive. We like to picnic here with friends. It is flat and we bring our volleyball net and frisbee which makes it even more enjoyable...seniors like to have fun too. It has swings and vendors to buy food from if you didn't pack a picnic. There are even a... More 

Thank Char031256
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a pretty spot on the Orosi Valley loop drive. The site is treed and nicely landscaped so was quite atmospheric. There are picnic benches if you bring a lunch.

Thank GarethD176
los angeles, United States
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

OMG what an exquisite place, located in a hacienda. The scenery is amazing, people are very friendly make you feel at home.A must see..

Thank Krystal P
Appling, Georgia
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not an extensive installation by any measurement, but still interesting to view, particularly from waaay up above at the mirador site on the valley edge, where you also have lovely views of much of the Orosi to enjoy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The ruins at Ujarras are very interesting to visit. The grounds are lovely and there are some giant trees that may be almost as old as the ruins. It is not "touristy". There is no gift shop, snack bar nor admission fee. There are some small towns nearby where you can find services. I'm not sure if bus service is... More 

Thank CR_Drifter
Sundsvall, Sweden
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is mainly a church ruin and as such interesting by itself. It should also be noted that the area where you find this ruin is very beautiful and well worth a trip by itself. You can find a number of good restaurants close by located on cafetales with a lot of specialities including coffee. Everything from ice cream to... More 

Thank Kenth_Nasstrom

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