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. Using our international travel planner, San Salvador attractions like Iglesia El Rosario can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Outside like an old railway-station but if you enter you can see how beautiful the temple!! Worth to see it and make some photo of the colorful windows.  more »
  • After the roof goes in an arc and have Windows that glow in multiple colors. Here is the rough concrete materials used, and iron. The father of he who constructed the Church was the scrap dealer. A nice "Via the Defense" in the back of the Church-
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  • From the outside you think you are looking at a hanger or bombed out building. It is not until you step inside and see the lighting thru the stain glass that you can appreciate the architecture of thi...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful church. It is a great piece of art. The colors inside are super beautiful, you can take pictures inside but you have to be very respectful at all times. You also learn a lot by going inside the church. The area around is very safe too. I recomend visiting this lovely place.
  • I've seen more churches than I can count all over the world. This one is so unique and amazing. Highly recommend braving the streets of San Sal to experience this gem.
  • The most interesting church I've ever been to. Amazing feel to it. Getting there and getting out was a bit difficult but it was well worth it. One of the highlights of our vacation
  • A really cool, unlike church-church. The artful displays about Christ's crucifixion events are unique and great. The highlight ofcourse is there stained glass display throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed the place.
  • Spectacular. Such a simple interior to the church showcases the real appeal of the structure: the gorgeous rainbow cast throughout the building no matter where the sun is in the sky because of the positioning of the stained glass in the arched roof.
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