Cartago has another interesting place in the city named The Ruins this is the construction of a Romanesque temple in 1957 approximately date adopted by historians. This construction was considerably damaged by the earthquake of Santa Monica on May 4th in 1910 this cause the construction was never finished. The Ruins are located in the center of the city with a beautiful and neat park inside.
The history tells us that by 1910 when the iron frame was expected to arrive to Cartago to form the roof and tie up the walls to finished the church on May 4th in 1910 an earthquake named Santa Monica occurred and demolished some stone rows of the church which were scattered in the gardens surrounding; since this day the temple has remained unfinished; Cartago people longed to build what could be one of the most beautiful architectural buildings of America their desire was frustrated; but despite being destroyed by earthquakes nowadays the structure keeps in its elegance and distinction covered by a singular spirituality that we must not stop admiring. The unfinished church of Santiago Apostle or the Ruins as it is known in the zone is located in the Cartago down town but it was changed due to earthquakes and tremors that occurred frequency.
Residents foreign and visitors are impressed by the beauty of this place a past that refuses to disappear and an important area that enriches our Costa Rican history. If you visit Cartago don?t forget to visit this beauty place.