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San José's principal Catholic cathedral was built in 1871. Rather plain from the outside, the large neoclassical church features a pretty mix of stained glass works, tile floors, and assorted sculptures and bas-reliefs. It also boasts a wonderfully restored 19th-century pipe organ. A well-tended little garden surrounds the church and features a massive marble statue of Pope Juan Pablo II, with a woman and child, carved by celebrated Costa Rican sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia. Deredia also has a work at the Vatican. The cathedral is just across from the downtown Parque Central (Central Park).