Iglesia El Rosario, San Salvador
(4.6/5 based on 380 reviews on the web)
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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  • Went in evening so we couldn't see stained glass in all God's glory. It is truly moving. Also the stations of the Cross were fantastic, with a unique presentation. You MUST go here if you are a person...  more »
  • This ugly odd building with important history...bullet holes can still be seen from the outside...has a wonderful unique interior ith beautiful stained glass windows worth seeing. Unique, for sure. 
  • Beautiful stain glass design that reflects on the walls. Interesting architecture and history. The outside is not kept up too well. Definitely worth seeing, it was part of the tour we took. Locals say...  more »
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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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