Cartago Ruins

Get to know the surprising Cartago Ruins, in Costa Rica, and stroll through its fabulous tropical garden

Cartago Ruins
Cartago Ruins
© Daniel Vargas

Cartago Ruins, also known as the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol Church  Ruins, are the remains of an old half-built church that you should visit during your stay in Cartago.

Cartago Ruins, Costa Rica
Cartago Ruins, Costa Rica
© Mexch

These ruins, located in front of the Plaza Mayor square, offer a pleasant stop during your tour along the Avenida Central avenue. Cartago Ruins, placed right in the historic center, are the remnants of the construction of the Iglesia Santiago Apóstol Church, whose process was interrupted because of the Santa Mónica earthquake, which struck on March 4, 1910.

Furthermore, in these ruins you will be able to go for a walk among the beautiful and incredible tropical garden growing in its interior, where a fascinating contrast can be felt thanks to the combination of the intense green of its plants and the grey of its stones.

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In front of the Plaza Mayor, Avenida Central, Cartago, Cartago province, Costa Rica.

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