Iglesia El Rosario, San Salvador

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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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  • This is a must see if you are in San Salvador. If I hadn't looked it up before hand I would have wondered what my guide was thinking as the outside is very plain indeed but as soon as you enter you... 
    This is a must see if you are in San Salvador. If I hadn't looked it up before hand I would have wondered what my guide was thinking as the outside is very plain indeed but as soon as you enter you...  more »
  • This is a Church which should be on the list of all the tourist visiting El Salvador. My guide took me to this beautiful Church. 
    This is a Church which should be on the list of all the tourist visiting El Salvador. My guide took me to this beautiful Church.  more »
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  • Unbelievably this church charges $2 to enter. I only wanted to go in to see the windows and luckily they'd taken so long setting up their stupid signs I had already taken photos through the door. If you still want to go in, note that the entrance is on the side road, and the gate has no information regarding opening times or the ridiculous charge. A random passerby told me it opened at 2pm while 2 staff stood inside the gate just watching me obviously trying to get it. Basically just proving that religion is a scam.
  • Beautiful curvy full of history. Amazing stained glass with a meaningful history.

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