Monsignor Romero Center, San Salvador

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Gain a deeper understanding of the violent recent history of El Salvador at Monsignor Romero Center, where a group of priests was brutally murdered. Not for the faint of heart, the exhibition is unflinching in its photographic portrayal of the violence. Set in the grounds of the university, the eye-opening exhibition gives you an appreciation of the terrible nature of oppression and war. As the information on display is primarily in Spanish, a guide is recommended for those who don't know the language. Plan your visit to Monsignor Romero Center and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Salvador trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • It really has a historical and religious interest in the content of its history. It is a very good place there that it should go if you have interest in learning about part of Salvadoran history has around very good prices parking if you want to go to the Museum must be before the four afternoon because this time they close
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  • On this site within the UCA (Central American University) were martyred six Jesuit priests. Teachers and made the University. Where were found their bodies was planted a rose garden.
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  • We learned a lot of the area history visiting this place. Monsenor Romero's life is described and shown very well in this exhibit. A must see place while in San Salvador.  more »
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  • Centro Monsignor Romero University Centroamericana Jose Simeon Cañas if you want to discover important events and 'knowing' personalities that influenced history in the last thirty years of El Salvador, Centro Monsignor Romero and the Museum of the martyrs It is an interesting reference. The site is located on the campus of the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" (UCA), located in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad Department, in an area easily accessible to pedestrians as those who lead in vehicle. Within its spacious facilities, on the route which leads to the chapel of the University, is Centro Monsignor Romero, permanently exhibiting the Museum in honour to the martyrs and victims of the civil war that started in the Decade of the 80s in our country. This University entity has at its disposal various pastoral services, a Department of Theology and its respective library in addition to the Memorial area in a martyrs of the Spanish civil war: the Memorial room of martyrs (Museum), the room of posters) made to each anniversary of victims) and the rose garden, located on the outside of the building. Start your journey towards the martyrs Memorial Hall, better known as "Room of the martyrs". In it you will find personal recollections of Msgr. Óscar Arnulfo Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, killed in March 1980, in process of beatification and one of the most important figures of the country; Sisters missionaries Maryknoll, father Rutilio Grande and six Jesuit priests of UCA, among which the philosopher Ignacio Ellacuría, was killed in the early 80's at the hands of a battalion of the army. In addition, there is a permanent exhibition of photographs and tributes dedicated to the victims of the armed conflict in El Salvador, Central America and the world. The emotional rose garden is the complement of the previous room because this was the place where were martyred six Jesuit priests, the homemade Elba Ramos and her daughter Celina, the morning of November 16, 1989. From that date until today, the Roses represent the historic legacy of these people after his death. After this moving stage can move to room posters that keeps open the exhibition of his collection of posters in honor of the martyrs of the University, Monsignor Romero and figures of peace in the history of the armed conflict in El Salvador. In addition, forensic shocking photographs of that fateful 16 November are available to visitors. The only restriction is not out of the room or play them. The University also has a flagship Chapel named "Libertador Jesus Christ" since 1985. Therein lie the remains of the martyrs of the UCA and other Jesuit priests. You will also appreciate a singular representation of the stations of the cross: simultaneously impressive and simple drawings that refer to the torture to which they were subjected victims of the armed conflict in El Salvador.
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  • Excellent to know the history of the country
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  • Very important historical place for our Church.
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  • It is a sacred place. There were asrsinados by the ejrrcito my teachers and friends. My teacher of teachers
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