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“For the eyes of God...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia El Rosario

Iglesia El Rosario
6a Avenida | Parque Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
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“For the eyes of God...”
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.

Visited May 2014
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“It's awesome”
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 an awesome bakery "panaderia".

Visited May 2014
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“Good church,nice design”
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 .

Visited May 2014
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“Stunning attraction!”
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 and also walk around.

As it was Lent there were many depictions of the stations of the cross and the statues were beautifully created.

What made this church are the colours that shine through creating a rainbow inside and a peaceful sanctuary.

There isn't much in San Salvador to see or do but for this alone it was worth the trip to the city.

Visited March 2014
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“The Spirituality is felt here”
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.

Visited April 2014
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