"Costa Rican craft center" Sarchí by grandmaR

Sarchí Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 31 photos

The church in Sarchi is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful houses of worship. It looks a little like a "wedding cake" and features a vaulted hardwood ceiling and carvings contributed by local artisans

Sarchi is one of the main centers for local crafts. Even the bridges are decorated. The town has more than 200 stores and small family-operated woodworking factories producing wooden bowls and other tableware, fold-up rocking chairs of wood and leather, and a wide variety of kitschy items. The most popular items on sale are "carretas", elaborately painted oxcarts that traditionally carried coffee from the highlands down to the port on the Pacific coast.

After I did all my Christmas and birthday shopping we also had lunch here.

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  • In a nutshell:Local Traditional Handicraft Center
  • Last visit to Sarchí: Feb 1996
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2015
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