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Centro Monsenor Romero

Av Don Bosco Boulevard de los Heroes | Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in San Salvador
Type: Museums
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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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World
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It does not take long to walk through this memorial to massacred priests and nuns - there are only two rooms really, the memorial to the martyrs and a classroom with photo albums. But its size says nothing of the impact! The memorial contains many personal articles of those murdered, and the photo albums show, very graphically, the scene when... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Monseñor Romero Center includes a museum--Sala de Mártires-dedicated to certain, primarily religious, victims of the civil war (1980-92).

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

There was nothing that I disliked about this place. We paid $0.50 to park our car on campus. This university is beautiful. I learned a lot about the Martyrs and they just finished a highway in honor of Romero. I agree with another visitor, you absolutely need to know a lot of academic Spanish to understand the tour and to... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I was so surpised to find out this poignant yet uplifting memorial was located right next to where I was staying. I had come to El Salvador to see where Archbishop Romero and the other religious had been martyred for the faith...wanting to help the poor and downtrodden who had been demonised by the Military Junta as Communists!

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Very intersting, it covers not just Romero but also the 5 Jesuit academics at the UCA murdered by the US backed Salvadorian army, and their houskeeper and daughter who were witnesses. It is abit gruesome, for exmple blod stained clothing, but having studied the works of Ignacio Martín-Baró, one of the 5, it was a necessary visit, and very humbling... More

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Kirtland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

If you don't know about Oscar Romero this is definitely the place to visit. He is the national hero of El Salvador. It is a very educational, spiritual, and uplifting place to visit. It is hard to believe what actually happened here. It is a real part of the history of the country.

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