Heredia is a metropolis within the Heredia province of Costa Rica, of which it is the capital; it's far 10 kilometers to the north of the u . S . A .'s capital, San Jose. The town is domestic to one in all the largest colleges in Costa Rica, the National University of Costa Rica, which accepts many international students. Prior to its founding, the vicinity round Heredia turned into inhabited via the native tribe that is referred to as the Huetares, who were commanded at the approaching of the Spanish by way of the Cacique Garavito. In 1706 settlers from Cartago, set up a small church at a place they referred to as "Alvirilla", which quickly have become greater populated.
Between 1716 and 1717 the settlers moved their village to the north, to an area the Indians called Cubujuquí. In 1736 Heredia turned into deemed sufficiently huge to be granted its very own parish, and the primary incarnation of the Iglesia de l. A. Inmaculada become constructed to serve as its parish church.