Friday 2 June 2023

Iglesia La Soledad in San José

Paying the bills


Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of ex-wife

QCOSTARICA - The Criminal Court of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste,...

Costa Rica’s “most sold newspaper” is no more!

QCOSTARICA - Grupo Extra announced on Wednesday that they...

Bilingualism inserts professionals in global markets

QCOSTARICA - In today's interconnected world, having bilingual skills...

Millions Left Unclaimed in Costa Rica’s Christmas Lottery

Participating in the chaos of the Gordo Navideño, which...

Costa Rica under green alert due to a possible increase in rainfall caused by tropical waves

QCOSTARICA - Tropical wave number 3 is expected to...

Costa Rica Fashion Week is gearing up for its 2023 edition

QCOSTARICA - Under the slogan "forever green", the Costa...

Dollar Exchange

¢539.74 BUY

¢545.79 SELL

2 June 2023 - At The Banks - Source: BCCR

Paying the bills


Night photo of the Iglesia La Soledad en San José (Church of Our Lady of La Soledad by Jaime Cruz.

The church is located in the heart of downtown. It was built in the mid-nineteenth century and was incorporated into the Historical and Architectural Heritage of the country on December 8, 1999.

- Advertisement -

In 1851, at the request of the first Archbishop of Costa Rica Anselmo Llorente y la Fuente, the elaboration of the plans of the Church of La Soledad by the English architect Hugh G. Tonkin began. Its construction in calicanto, with influence of baroque style and wooden columns took more than 30 years.

The stained glass windows or “virales” in Spanish come from Switzerland and represent several biblical passages. The Church has several sculptures from the Stfulesser workshop (the 14 Stations of the Cross, also called Way of the Cross).

Photo Coto y Todo Coleccion

The most classic of the churches in the center of San José gave birth to the neighborhood of La Soledad, which at that time was already known as “soledad” (loneliness) for its few inhabitants.

Plazoleta de la Soledad today known as Plaza de las Artes

Photo from

The Paseo de los Estudiantes located across the street from the La Soledad back in 1906 (top photo) the fruit market and more recent (undated) of the Plazoleta de la Soledad today known as Plaza de las Artes. The only commonality in the two photo is the roof of the Teatro Nacional.

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

US Embassy San Jose will hold two ‘Super Saturdays’ in June

QCOSTARICA - The United States consulate in Costa Rica announced that...

“Napalm girl” Kim Phuc in Costa Rica to launch the book about her life in Spanish

QCOSTARICA - South-Vietnamese born Canadian Kim Phuc, known as the napalm...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

%d bloggers like this: