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Address: Av Don Bosco Boulevard de los Heroes | Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Romero is probably the name that comes to most people's minds when you think of El Salvador, so it's definitely worth a visit if you want to understand what this country went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Romero is probably the name that comes to most people's minds when you think of El Salvador, so it's definitely worth a visit if you want to understand what this country went through in its recent past. This is the place where a group of priests (but not Romero himself) were killed, and the whole story is told by very... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in San Salvador try to come and visit Centro Monseñor Romero. You will understand the recent history of El Salvador.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Progressive priest Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero was killed while conducting mass. Archbishop Romero has been beatified and will be identified as a saint. Monseñor Romero was an advocate for the impoverished and oppressed, breaking from dictates of the autocratic Catholic hierarchy. I was unfamiliar with this priest and the local guide provided much information.

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Thank DeanMurphy2020
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this place. I had watched the movie, Romero, and studied the history - so it was at once familiar, and compelling.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you really want to understand this country and what it's people have been through in the late 20th century, you must come here. I came with my "tweeners" and a guide, and I was just blown away. It was incredibly sobering to see where six Jesuit priests and their helpers were dragged from their beds and assassinated during the... More 

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Palm Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Jesuit martyrs will give you that inspiration to continue speaking for the truth. Images are just disturbing but good enough to awaken in you the passion to speak for the voicelss.

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

To travel in El Salvador is to immerse yourself in the brutality of the oppression the US supported in the last century. The Centro Oscar Romero at the UCA (the Jesuit University in the city) is the memorial to the six Jesuit priests and the two women who tended their home who were murdered in the middle of the night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's very important to come here to see some of the harsh realities of their civil war. You can see tributes to victims of the war, garments of the Jesuits that they wore when they were assassinated, as well as personal items. There are photos that show the scene as the gardner found it...I will never be able to forget... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A wonderful place to remember the Archbishop of San Salvador, there was killed by the former dictators in El Salvador. The atmosphere is just wonderful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you have an understanding of the recent history of El Salvador, then you must visit this historical site at the University of Central America (UCA). I would not call it an 'attraction' though, since it marks a very dark part of Salvadoran history.

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