Iglesia El Rosario, San Salvador

4.7
#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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  • A church unlike anything you'll see elsewhere, with beautiful stained glass windows and a sculpture of the very impressive painful way of Jesus. Although you have to pay is totally recommended, you have to visit it.
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  • A very different church, on the outside and inside, although the interior is much more beautiful than its exterior leads to believe. Interior is full of details, from the statues, the shape that sunlight enters the church up to the shape in Half moon. Very interesting.
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  • Most unique Catholic Church I've been in. The ventilation of the structure is quite impressive.
  • 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.
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