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  Cartago, Costa Rica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cartago is a city in Costa Rica, about 25 km (15 miles) east of the capital, San José.
Cartago was founded in 1563 by Spanish conquistador Juan Vásquez de Coronado, and was the first permanent Spanish settlement in Costa Rica.
Cartago is home of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country and one of Central America's most important engineering schools.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cartago,_Costa_Rica   (476 words)

  
 Costa Rica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, IPA: [re'puβlika ðe 'kosta 'rika]), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator and 84° West of the Prime Meridian.
Costa Rica has avoided the violence that has plagued Central America; it is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and is referred to as the "Switzerland of the Americas" [3].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Costa_Rica   (2785 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of cities in Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cartago is the name of at least two different places: Cartago, Costa Rica Cartago, Colombia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
Costa Rica, republic in southern Central America, bounded on the north by Nicaragua, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, on the southeast by Panama, and on the southwest and west by the Pacific Ocean.
The climate of Costa Rica ranges from tropical on the coastal plains to temperate in the interior highlands.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-cities-in-Costa-Rica   (390 words)

  
 Cartago, Costa Rica
Cartago was Costa Rica's national capital for 300 years until 1823.
Cartago is thought to be the birthplace of Costa Rican culture, however unfortunate earthquakes in 1823 and 1910 destroyed most of the historic buildings.
Cartago became known as a "Moving City", as time and again the settlers were forced to load the town onto their backs and resettle in a new location in order to escape erupting volcanoes.
www.planetware.com /costa-rica/cartago-crc-ca-c.htm   (188 words)

  
 Cartago, Costa Rica
Therefore, the moisture brought in by the trade winds directly affects most of the province, although the city of Cartago itself is in the rain shadow of the 3,432 meter high Irazú Volcano and as a result is one of the driest parts of Costa Rica, after the lower portions of Guanacaste province.
The first church built in Costa Rica was constructed during the 1560's in the Valley of Ujarrás near the Reventazón River.
Following the massive destruction caused by the Cartago quake of 1910, the church was abandoned and the ruins now form the centerpiece of a park in the middle of town.
www.angelfire.com /bc/gonebirding/cartago.html   (1868 words)

  
 Where You Can Go - Volunteer in Costa Rica with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cartago is located about an hour away from the capital city of San Jose, in Costa Rica's Central Valley, an area that enjoys almost perfect springtime weather year-round.
Volunteers in Cartago, Costa Rica are involved with caring for infants and children, teaching children, teaching English, assisting teachers, sharing their professional skills/experience, caring for the elderly, caring for people with disabilities, working with people affected by HIV/AIDS, work towards women’s empowerment, and assisting teachers of special education.
Volunteers and interns in San Carlos, Costa Rica are involved with caring for infants and children, teaching children, teaching English, assisting teachers, sharing their professional skills/experience, caring for the elderly, caring for people with disabilities, and assisting teachers of special education.
www.crossculturalsolutions.org /where_you_can_go/Costa_rica/default.asp   (1259 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Cartago, Costa Rica (Costa Rican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It was the political center of Costa Rica until shortly after independence was won from Spain in 1821 and remains a conservative stronghold.
It was destroyed by an eruption (1723) of IrazU volcano and was severely damaged by earthquakes in 1822, 1841, and 1910.
Cartago's principal church is the scene of pilgrimages.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Cartago.html   (187 words)

  
 Cartago, Costa Rica, Pictures
Cartago, city in central Costa Rica, capital of Cartago Province, near San José.
Cartago is a center for trade in coffee produced in the volcanic soil of the surrounding region.
Until 1823 Cartago was the seat of government in Costa Rica.
www.greatestcities.com /Central_America/Costa_Rica/Cartago_city.html   (232 words)

  
 Cartago City Costa Rica
Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823, when this title was transferred to the city of San José.
Cartago is a land of traditions and religiosity.
Finally, contrary to Cartago that has lost great part of its colonial architectural legacy due to the earthquakes, Orosi has been respected by the nature, that has allowed to conserve intact the image of an old Costa Rica city.
www.visitcostaricahotels.com /destinations/central_valley/cartago.php   (946 words)

  
 Top20CostaRica.com - Your Top20 Guide to Costa Rica! (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and by the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and sometimes refered to as the "Switzerland of Central America." Costa Rica has no army.
Costa Rica has no military or navy, but an abundance of wildlife; it has been said that the soldiers are the leaf cutter ants, the pilots are the macaws and the navy ships are the whales.
www.top20costarica.com.cob-web.org:8888   (1843 words)

  
 costa rica cartago
Cartago, founded in 1563 by Juan Vásquez de Coronado, was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823.
Following a couple of years of struggle in which all four of Costa Rica's major settlements, Cartago, San Jose, Heredia and Alajuela vied for the right to be the capital of the new country, Cartago lost a brief but bloody civil war with San José.
As you nearly complete the steep decline entering the Cartago, approximately 5 miles (8 km) from the toll booth, stay to the right at the fork; signs are visible pointing to Cartago.
www.worldheadquarters.com /cr/destinations/cartago   (1038 words)

  
 San Jose, Costa Rica : Side Trips : Cartago & the Orosi Valley | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cartago's most famous building is the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles (Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels), which is dedicated to the patron saint of Costa Rica and stands on the east side of town.
The Orosi Valley, southeast of Cartago and visible from the top of Irazú on a clear day, is generally considered one of the most beautiful valleys in Costa Rica.
Near Ujarrás are the ruins of Costa Rica's oldest church (built in 1693), whose tranquil gardens are a great place to sit and gaze at the surrounding mountains.
www.frommers.com /destinations/sanjosecostarica/0042020763.html   (907 words)

  
 Hostals in Cartago | Jeugdherbergen in Cartago, Costa Rica
Goedkope Accommodatie > Jeugdherbergen > Midden-Amerika > Costa Rica > Cartago
Cartago Goedkope Accommodatie > [ Jeugdherbergen ]
This is a brand new hostel in downtown Cartago, which was the 1st colonial capital of Costa Rica until 1563...
www.travellerspoint.com /hostels-nl-ci-2689.html   (47 words)

  
 Travel to Cartago - Costa Rica - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Every second of August, Costa Ricans ask The Virgin for special favours, many of them walking or even crawling on hands and knees from their home towns to the Cathedral to present their petitions, hoping these sacrifices will be noticed and their requests granted.
Cartago's central park (between Avenidas 1 and 2 and Calle Central and Calle 2) is worth visiting.
Referring to Costa Rica's volcanoes, one would not like to miss the impressive Irazu Volcano, the same that in 1963 practically paralysed Costa Rica when it last erupted and showered tons of volcanic ash over San Josè and the Central Valley.
www.americatravelling.net /costa_rica/cartago/cartago_culture.htm   (507 words)

  
 Cartago Travel Information. Photos, Stories and Diaries about Cartago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I was about to leave for Costa Rica for four weeks, a trip which for months I had been talking about excitedly with anyone willing to listen, and I was petrified.
Cartago is a heavily populated, farmed and industrialized central province.
Costa Rica is a gem of a country and here's a gem of trip to show you the many facets of local life and the breathtaking terrain.
www.worldsurface.com /browse/location.asp?locationid=5327   (560 words)

  
 Cartago - Costa Rica - See Pre-Columbian ruins or get a glimpse of Monumento Nacional Guayabo.
A city steeped in rich history and culture, Cartago City was the first capital of Costa Rica.
Capital of Costa Rica until 1823, one of the main reasons why San Jose was made the capital was because Cartago was situated close to the foot of the Volcan Irazu, which had nearly destroyed the entire city in 1723.
Cartago’s rural villages today are a sight to behold and are marked by old adobe houses and aged buildings with colorful wood.
www.govisitcostarica.com /region/cartago/cartago.asp   (403 words)

  
 Map of the County of Cartago Costa Rica
Map of the County of Cartago Costa Rica
The drive from Cartago to the visitor center at Irazú Volcano is entirely paved, and an excellent sightseeing tour.
This inset of Cartago City streets is an example of the large scale of this set of road maps of Costa Rica.
www.costaricaroadmaps.com /38-Cartago.html   (195 words)

  
 Antiquity, Project Gallery: Watters & Fonseca Zamora
Figure 1: Panorama of the Cartago Valley, Costa Rica, showing the prevalence of fields and pastures in the 1903 landscape (Section of Anthropology glass-plate negative G985; note the chipped corner).
Hartman (1901:51-190) was familiar with the archaeology of the Cartago region from sites he dug during his first expedition to Costa Rica, in 1896-1897, for Sweden's Royal Museum of Natural History (Brunius 1984; Lindberg 1996).
Hartman captured the early stage of urban growth in the Cartago Valley, providing us with a photographically documented, historically significant baseline; ironically, that outcome was incidental to his primary purpose, which was to obtain panoramic images of the archaeological landscape traversed during the 1903 Carnegie Museum expedition.
antiquity.ac.uk /ProjGall/watters/watters.html   (851 words)

  
 Cartago, Costa Rica Cheap Hotels Motels - hotel and motel rooms and reservations available in Cartago, Costa Rica
Cartago Costa Rica is a great place to visit.
CARTAGO, meaning Carthage, was Costa Rica's capital for three hundred years before the centre of power was moved to San José in 1823.
Click on a hotel or motel name from the list of hotels and motels available in Cartago, Costa Rica to find hotel and motel reservations that are available at this location.
www.eztrip.com /Cartago/CARTAGO_CR_INTL.html   (335 words)

  
 Cartago Hostels - Accommodation in Cartago, Costa Rica - Budget Backpackers
We have 2 Cartago hostels and budget hotels, all of which offer fantastic accommodation with a wide range of amenities and cheap room rates.
Accommodation Description: This is a brand new hostel in downtown Cartago, which was the 1st colonial capital of Costa Rica since 1563.
Kasbah has nearly all town and city in Costa Rica covered, from cheap hostels in Jaco Beach, La Fortuna or backpacker hotels in Laguna del Arenal, you will find a whole range of super value accommodation Liberia to Manuel Antonio to Monteverde, is perfect for budget travelers.
www.kasbah.com /hostels/cartago-costa-rica.htm   (542 words)

  
 Road Map of Cartago Province Costa Rica Map
Cartago Province lies on the eastern side of Costa Rica's Central Valley: the Caribbean side of the Continental Divide, southeast of the capital city of San Jose.
The countryside is dominated by the Reventazón River valley and the surrounding high mountains; Irazú and Turrialba Volcanoes to the north and the Cerro de la Muerte and Mount Chirripó to the south.
This inset is an example of the large scale of this set of road maps of Costa Rica.
www.costaricaroadmaps.com /Cartago-Province.html   (319 words)

  
 Cartago Turrialba Orosi real estate costa rica
Costa Rica's most scenic valley calls to the nature lover with its majestic river views and natural setting.
Very close to the colonial capital Cartago and near San José as well, the Orosi is for those who'd like a truly impressive view in a natural setting at a reasonable price.
Costa Rica beach property (rules governing the purchase of beachfront land)
www.american-european.net /cartago.shtml   (761 words)

  
 Costa Rica tourism and travel bureau - Central Valley - Cartago
Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica for more than 300 years, until the honor was shifted to San Jose in 1823.
The 2,300-acre Irazu Volcano National Park, 31 km northeast of Cartago, protects one of the most frequently visited active volcanoes.
Costa Rica Tourism Institute's Orosi Mirador, on road to Orosi, and Ujarras Mirador, toward Ujarras, have stunning views of the valley, picnic areas, restrooms.
www.costaricabureau.com /costaricainfo/cartago.htm   (621 words)

  
 Cartago - Costa Rica
It served as the capital of Costa Rica until 1823, when the first elected head of state, Juan Mora Fernández, moved the capital to what was then the small village of San José.
Many pilgrims come to Cartago annually, to visit the city's principal church, the enormous Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles.
There are a lot of buses to Cartago from San Jose(several per hour).
www.travelcentralamericabc.com /Cartago.html   (327 words)

  
 Travel to Cartago - Costa Rica - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
he city of Cartago was first established in 1563 by the Spanish conquistador Juan Vasquez de Coronado.
The first church built in Costa Rica was constructed during the 1560's in the Valley of Ujarras near the Reventazon River.
Following the massive destruction caused by the Cartago quake of 1910, the church was abandoned and the ruins now form the centrepiece of a park in the middle of the town.
www.americatravelling.net /costa_rica/cartago/cartago_history.htm   (508 words)

  
 Real Estate properties in Cartago Costa Rica
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www.camaracbr.or.cr /regions/cartago.html   (236 words)

  
 Re: Harbottles in Southern California...
During peace-time (pre-WWI), he was contracted to work in Costa Rica to assist in the building of the railroads; he was trained in foundry and iron casting (fusing and melting etc.) My grand father and an uncle also followed in the foundry line of work.
During this time, he met and fell in love with Esperanza Rojas, a stunning beauty from Cartago, (formerly the capital of Costa Rica.) As a correction to the Jan. 19th posting- the two were not only lovers, but they were married.
Ultimately, John Thomas left with William while John opted to stayed in Costa Rica with his mother; another correction to the earlier posting: Esperanza did not vanish, but she was disowned and rejected by her parents and the rest of her family because of her divorce.
genforum.genealogy.com /harbottle/messages/6.html   (831 words)

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