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Just 7.5 miles (12 km) northwest of the chaotic, busy streets of the capital city is the smaller, less hectic city of Heredia. Although Heredia is the smallest of [Costa Rica's](/costa-rica) provinces, it is one of the most aesthetically stimulating. Similar to the neighboring city of [Alajuela](/costa-rica/destinations/sjo-airport-alajuela) to the west, Heredia, affectionately referred to as 'The City of Flowers', has much to offer and is a great place to start a trip to nearby destinations.