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Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel

Final Calle Toluca y Avenida Rocio | Colonia Miramonte, San Salvador, El Salvador
(503) 2261-1286
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in San Salvador
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Description: This was the hospital where Archbishop Oscar Romero took up humble residence, and conducted services in the chapel. He was assassinated here.
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I stopped over in San Salvador mainly to visit the chapel, i was not disappointed! The chapel and the living quarter of Fr Romero were just too peaceful, it is humbling to see the simple room where he lived and wrote. Ring the bell if center door is closed, go to the small office in the back of the chapel... More

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michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It Took us a while to find this place and when we got there it was late& getting ready to close but the nun that was working allowed us to go in & Wow am I glad. This is the where Monseñor Romero lived. It was such valuable history. This was a short trip but definitely one of the ones... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

To be in San Salvador is to learn of Monseñor Romero. This is the hospice that he made his home. It is still run by the order of nuns that tended to the ill and gave him housing in a room behind the altar until they could build him a a small house on the grounds. It is also the... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The chapel is a free-standing modern building in the grounds of a hospice for terminally ill cancer patients. Archbishop Oscar Romero chose to live there in a very small simple building, and would regularly celebrate Mass in that chapel. When he gave a homily during Mass in which he criticized the right-wing government, a sharpshooter appeared at the open door... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I wanted to see the actual place where Romero gave his last homily. His living quarters are there too, very simple living

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have visited this chapel which is part of the Romero Center several times. The chapel is the site of the assination of Msr. Oscar Romero, which is the event officially associated with the start of the civil war in El Salvador in 1980. The chapel and grounds are beautifully maintained. The chapel is quiet and peaceful and appropriate for... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is really a special place not only for religious people. Here you can see the simple bare rooms where Monsenor Romero spent is last years and understand the full spiritual teaching of his life dedicated to the poor. All the visitors I took there were deeply moved by the visit to the Chapel and the small museum

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

My motivation in visiting El Salvador and this shrine was fostered by an Oliver Stone film SALVADOR....in that, the rise to power (with US money, training and support of the right wing anti-Communist local military) and a local Catholic church which had started to focus on the poor, the landless, the powerless after having supported the ruling classes for centuries..drew... More

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Salem, Oregon
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101 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This hospital is a central place to visit to understand the role of Archbishop Oscar Romero in the hearts of the Salvadoran people. The civil war lasted from 1980 until the peace treaty of 1992. Archbishop Romero became a tireless advocate for the poor, and for social and economic justice. His decision to reside at the Hospital Divina Providencia was... More

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