Attractions

Museum in Heredia

Casa de la Cultura

Occupying a privileged position on the corner of the plaza just above the church, this low-lying Spanish structure dates back to the late 18th century. At one point it served as the residence of President Alfredo Go…
Church in Heredia

Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción

Built in 1797, this striking white church facing wide, pleasant Parque Central is still in use. The church's thick-walled, squat construction is attractive in a Volkswagen Beetle sort of way. The solid shape has wit…
University in Heredia

Universidad Nacional

The campus of Universidad Nacional is a great place for doing a little guerrilla learning. Keep an eye out here for posters advertising cultural offerings and special events happening around the city.
Park in Heredia

Parque Central

Heredia was founded in 1706, and in true Spanish-colonial style it has several interesting old landmarks arranged around Parque Central, including an ornate fountain and a bandstand.
Tower in Heredia

El Fortín

This tower, constructed in 1876 by order of Heredia's provincial governor, is the official symbol of Heredia. It was declared a national historic monument in 1974, but because of its fragile state it remains closed …