Grecia is a clean little town in the province Alajuela. It also got an award "Cleanest City of Latin America". In the middle of Grecia is the Central park with palm and mango trees. At the north end of the park is the red brown cathetral "La Mercedes" made in the year 1900. An earthquake destroyed the old church and the new one was made full of steel. The materials for this construction are from Belgium. About 1.5 km from Grecia, on the road to Alajuela, is the impressive exhibition "World of snakes". Here you can see also venomous snakes of Costa Rica.