Santa Ana Cathedral, Santa Ana

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Sitting in the heart of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Cathedral boasts a neo-Gothic style not typical of cathedrals in the country. Built from 1906 to 1956, when the marble altar of the Virgin Mary was finally completed, the structure is almost completely comprised of red brick, except for its grand white facade, adorned with white ornate moldings. Two towers found either side of the face feature three bells. Step inside and find towering white and pink pillars and arches creating a sense of spaciousness in an already grand building. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Santa Ana holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santa Ana Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Cathedral of the city of Santa Ana is one of the most beautiful in El Salvador. With a neoclassical style that makes it spectacular view. This Cathedral is dedicated to Mrs. Santa Ana the mother of the Virgin Mary. It is a relatively new Church although the construction was initiated by the year 1906 it was not completed until later years. This in what is known as the historical center of the city of Santa Ana, across from central park, near Cathedral City Hall and the national theatre. It is recommended to visit it during the month of July which is when held festivities in honor of Mrs. Santa Ana. This year several images of the Virgin of different cities and departments of El Salvador visited Cathedral and went in procession with Mrs. Santa Ana generating an atmosphere of devotion where you can see Catholic traditions and customs which are recommended experience. The Cathedral is in the larger churches in El Salvador, if viewed from above has shape of a cross, is also located in Santa Ana, forming a cross between the churches of El Carmen, el Calvario parish and parish San Lorenzo.
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  • Definitely not to be missed your visit in the center of the city. They can leverage to worship Lady Santa Ana, patron saint of the city, whose festivities in his honor held from 17 to 26 July each year. Do not forget the camera to photograph this architectural jewel.
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  • This Cathedral dominates the square in Santa Ana and if you're looking for something to do then visit. There's not a whole lot of other things to see in Santa Ana other than this. I walked around as m...  more »
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  • A beautiful example of the neogothic architecture of the begining of the 20th century of El Salvador like in Santa Tecla. The white facade makes the little details of the structure look really beautiful and helps to preserve the historic look of the cathedral. The sides of the cathedral are brick unlike the facade. And though it may look strange, it puts the structure into perspective when you see the forms and the amount of bricks that were used to make it. The back is a bit difficult to see and is also made if brick, but the bit that you can see of it is truly impressive. The interior is beautiful, the lighting is perfect. The images are very interesting to see and the wooden seats and furnishing is intricate and shows true craftsmanship. The altars of course are striking and unexplainably beautiful, so I'll leave it to the Traveller to see it for themselves. Whether your a strong catholic or completely unreligious, it's definitely worth a visit.
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  • Beutiful architectural design and the images inside are breathtaking
  • Love the architecture, history and the urban environment in the current times. ..
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