Costa Rica News – Costa Rican towns point to the church as its most notable structure, Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes in Grecia is extra-special in that it is made entirely of metal.
The Catholic church, the only metal church in Central America, is a neo-Gothic building, built entirely of imported iron plates of Belgian steel. The separate plates have been plainly riveted together and the whole building painted red.
Between 1844 and late 1847, a chapel was built on the block where the current metal temple is was built. This chapel was all wood, with metal roof sheets. Then in 1853 it was roofed with tiles; that same year a brick floor was added and a tower shortly after.
Grecia, in the Alajuela province, is

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