Southern Caribbean Cruising — Puerto Limón, Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus


One block north and one block west of the post office is Limón Catedral Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). The 151-foot/46-meter modernist spire will guide you. That spire (pictured above, right) is a striking contrast to the traditional bell tower. I suspect the older bell tower dates back to a previous onsite cathedral. Let us compare Old:

Old cathedral bell tower

To new:

New cathedral spire

Make sure you check out the back of the cathedral from Calle 6, as it’s quite impressive:

View of the back of the cathedral

Then make your way to the main entrance on Calle 5:

Cathedral front entrance on Calle 5

Looking above the entrance you find:

Statue of Jesus with Sacred Heart

This structure is bold in its modernist style:

Cathedral entrance

Yet there are more traditional elements:

Left entrance panel
Right entrance panel

But once you enter, that’s it for any traditional elements. The interior is stunning:

Cathedral interior

Слава Україні! (Slava Ukraini!)

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