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El Fortin

Erected by the governor of Heredia, Fadrique Gutierrez, in 1876, the old fort is one of the town's most famous landmarks. The brick building demonstrates Gutierrez's passion for sculpture and military history and, though it may look imposing, features several design flaws, including backwards peepholes. Thankfully, El Fortin never saw battle.

El Fortin in Pictures