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Iglesia El Rosario

6a Avenida | Parque Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #1 of 27 attractions in San Salvador
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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New York Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Im not the person that visits churches, but I had read in tripadvisor about this place, and I thought I really needed to come here and have a little of the magical ambiance that you can feel here...I loved it, would definitely come back if I return to El Salvdaor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Most unique church that I've ever been to - the inside/outside juxtaposition is a metaphor for the entire country.

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michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was kind of hesitant to go inside, since the outside was not very... attracting. But once I went in, WOW! it is beautiful. I sat there for a few minutes and took it all in. This church has history. During the massacre they had during the civil war, this is one of the places people ran into to hide.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

El Rosario can be seen in many ways. On the outside it is rather ugly, all concrete and unpromising. Once you step inside, though, you are in a grotto of rainbows and the effect is serene and beautiful. The stations of the cross are compelling, even for a non-Catholic, and worth time standing in contemplation of each. To go to... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I visited the church in May 2014. When the guide took me here I was unsure as to what I was looking at. It looks like an abandoned building from the outside. But inside I was greated to one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen! The light coming through the stained glass is like a rainbow. Really stunning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Doesn't look appealing from the outside, but absolutely gorgeous on the inside. It's said that it was built for the eyes of God, not for the eyes of man. The stained glass is beautiful, with different parts illuminated at different times of day according to the positioning of the sun. Awesome stations of the cross too.

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Annpolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Photos do not do it justice. The stained glass windows are rally cool. The walls are neat how they are angled to give a natural breeze inside the church. Go with a group and watch your back. It's in a dangerous part of town for tourist. The whole area was quite interesting. The back of the church is next to... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Like the easy access ,did not like the surrounds sidewalks around the church litter and not pedestrian friendly,need to be carefully crosswind the streets .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

From the outside this does not look like a church and is not visually attractive at all. However the guide book said to visit and I'm sure glad we did. The inside on a lovely sunny day was something that I had not seen before in a religous building. The church offers a wide open space for many to site... More

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Artesia, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As we were driving by with a guide the unusual architecture of the church caught my eye. Luckily for me the guide had a stop planned. All I can say is WOW, this place definately is worth a visit.

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