Iglesia El Rosario, San Salvador

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Pay a visit to Iglesia El Rosario, a modern church and landmark of San Salvador. Built in 1971 by notable local sculptor Ruben Martinez, the church has a simple concrete and red-brick exterior that belies its striking interior. Wander inside to see an arching ceiling of stained glass, filtering natural light into a rainbow of colors. Whether you're religious or not, you can appreciate the artistic beauty of the church, which features an eclectic metal and stone rendition of the twelve stages of the cross. Padre Delgado, known as the leader of the Salvadoran independence movement, is buried here. Take a look at our San Salvador tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Iglesia El Rosario and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Church of the Rosary date from the 1960s. It is built in concrete in a resolutely modern style. The light inside is superb with its modern stained glass windows and a quite amazing way of the cross. Currently on a central square of the capital undergoing renovation.
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  • Went to this given its lofty status on trip advisor (and fact there's little else to do in San sal). Very nice, ornate church but not going out of your way for. Mass was on while we went so that was n...  more »
  • In the historical centre of San Salvador this church is because it breaks with the parameters since its style based on stained-glass windows give you a unique look inside. By was the big thing does not seem but inside is a surprise since its design was intended in the amplitude and art. Inside the church you can find is sculpture in iron representing the 12 stations of Jesus at Calvary, which has been awarded internationally.
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  • On the outside nothing much but on inside it's very cool how they placed the stain glasses windows. It's free to go in so worth a visit if you are in or close to centro historico.
  • Unique in its class
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  • Inside beautiful, but on the outside you would either remodeling or at least a coat of paint
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  • Beautiful place
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  • One day I will go to this Dominican place
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