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Address: 6a Avenida | Parque Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Wonderful Arts from Local Artists at This Church

Should stop by and check out the wonderful interior of this operating church. Check out the unique pieces of arts from local artists. A real treasure for San Salvador.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Should stop by and check out the wonderful interior of this operating church. Check out the unique pieces of arts from local artists. A real treasure for San Salvador.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

nothing attractive from new outside but beautiful inside. "vitrales" are exceptional beauty, natural light going thru glass windows that make it a breath taking view. No too many "statues" as an a regular catholic temple, but the Via Crucis ( Way of the Cross) and the "Santisimo" Chapel are unique.. No or almost no parking spaces available on the side..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very beautiful church. Interior is breathe taking. The property is surrounded by a giant flee market. I did not use a tour guide and that was a mistake. I'd recommend you use a tour guide for all the sites you wish to visit in San Salvador because the country is not known for tourism.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The iglesia El Rosario is one of the most unique and beautiful churches I've visited its in the center of San Salvador in Plaza Libertad it's protected by the Ginebra agreement of 1949, be sure to visit here

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I really loved la Iglesia El Rosario - it is truly unlike any church I've ever been in. It is very simple, ugly from the outside, but beautiful on the inside. As others have noted, and my Salvadoran friends never tire of telling me, it is in a very unsafe area. There is a parking lot for the church that... More 

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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A short walk from the National Cathedral, this church is worth a visit mainly due to it's history during the civil war. Unusual architecture for El Salvador. People are very nice. Not a place I would make a special trip to see, but if you are in the area visiting Romero's tomb at the National Cathedral ask for directions and... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The church is in el centro and doesn't look like much from the outside. The inside, however, is stunning. The way the colors and lights from the windows play across the arch shaped ceiling is truly impressive, and worth the trip to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

the church is in the center of El Salvador, the location is a bit tricky to get to and from the outside does not seem so incredible, but when you enter the church you can see a unique masterpiece, stained glass windows form a rainbow that is reflected in the floor, and there are artworks that relate the death of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The way the church is later out is in purpose. The glass, shape, the way the benches are placed, everything is done on purpose. The direction the church was built to match the sunrise and sun set, the beautiful lights on the sides that go from blue to red represent the sun rise and sunset on both sides. Overall its... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As many have remarked, the exterior of this church does not exactly inspire or invite. Once in, however, the modern stained glass glows brilliantly. On a sunny morning, it can be dazzling. Designed by sculptor Rubén Martinez, it is an unusual break from the colonial or quasi-colonial architecture. The Stations of the Cross are also his work. Challenge yourself to... More 

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Address: 6a Avenida | Parque Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador

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