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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  • It is a beautiful church with beautiful art work. It looks like a bunker outside but it is a must-do trip.  more »
  • Open Monday to Friday 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM. The architecture is really beautiful. The was designed by a sculptor Ruben Martinez. The beauty is from within - the high arch roof and the coloured designs.....  more »
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  • This place is weird. Looks like a dusty abandoned thing but it’s one of the most important churches in central America and it has a lot of story behind it like the architect was rejected by locals bishops then he went to Rome and got the green light directly from the pope or so. Anyway, 1,5$ fee to enter, quite outrageous, and then it takes 2 to 5 minutes to explore all.
  • Pleasing architecture in this modernist church with a good coffee shop attached. I found this more impressive than the main church in San Salvador.
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