Walking tour will travel through the long history of Alajuela Centro

Architect and historian  Andrés Fernández will be turning his attention to Alajuela Centro June 28 when he conducts another Brunch del Patrimonio.

Fernández mainly has conducted walking tours and seminars on locations in San José. but sponsor Alianza Francesa says there is a lot to see in Alajuela too. The French cultural organization lists the  Parque de los Mangos, the cathedral, the former military barracks, the central market and the  Instituto de Alajuela.

Alajuela dates back to 1783 when it was founded as a small village by a bishop,  Esteban Lorenzo de Tristán,  Alianza notes. The town grew with the country and reflected changes in tastes and even the politics in its homes and public buildings.

The pre-lunch guided walking tour begins at 9 a.m. It will be in the four blocks around the park. The cost including lunch is 18,000 colons or 13,000 colons for members of  Alianza Francesa

The neoclassical cathedral of Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Alajuela.

The neoclassical cathedral of Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Alajuela.

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