Iglesia El Rosario, San Salvador

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#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
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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  • It is an architectural spectacle that creates the ideal atmosphere for meditation in the middle of the historic center of the capital. Its beautiful stained glass windows lend a mystical luminosity to the open space of the premises. The sculptures in iron, representing the passion of Christ, complete the scene. As part of the recent history of El Salvador, there is a commemorative plaque to the people killed in the unrest that preceded the civil war and still the bullet impacts are seen in its main gate.
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  • I loved this place, everyone recommended me going there now I can see why! Is soooo beautiful you cannot imagine.. its different from any other church, the colors, the construction,. you have to visit...  more »
  • In the middle of the old town. First, the entrance door is gun traces. You can see the beautifully decorated Church and get inside. I hope rare Interior, and there are lots of exhibits, so visit again.
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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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