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Iglesia Santa Lucia

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Address: Suchitoto, El Salvador
Phone Number: 23351049
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Pretty from the outside

This is a pretty church to look at in this pretty little town. I didn't get to go inside as it was shut. Hard to avoid seeing if you are in Suchitoto! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty church to look at in this pretty little town. I didn't get to go inside as it was shut. Hard to avoid seeing if you are in Suchitoto! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The church is located right on the main square. It is a lovely church from the colonial times and is probably the only worthwhile attraction in the town. It doesn't take that long to visit it so it's probably not worth it to go to Suchitoto just for the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

While you won't spend much time at this church, it is a necessary stop on your trip through Suchitoto. Allot time to enjoy the surrounding square where local artisans and vendors sell beautiful handcrafted products and delicious sweets. Make sure you employ a tour guide so that you can really appreciate the history.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is obviously the #1 feature in Suchitoto and before arriving in Suchitoto, I thought it was the only thing to see in this beautiful colonial town. This wasn't the best church I saw in El Salvador but it complimented the simplicity of El Salvador's #1 town that preserved colonial history, art and architecture for decades even after experiencing civil... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The church has a surprisingly long central nave, flanked by two rows of round pillars, topped by romanesque arches. The coffer ceiling, pillars and arches is clad in wood, unusual in Latin America. The ceiling is painted white and decorated with delicate vines and flower. The floor is tiled in beautiful patterns and probably dates from its early days in... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Yup you have seen lots of Spanish style churches in Central America, but this one is quite quaint and quite different. It has a white painted wooden roof in the shape of an upturned boat. It also has large wood covered internal columns. The altar is plain but interesting. Inside was coo,a nd it was a great place to get... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Quite a surprise visiting the Santa Lucia church. I think it's nicer than any of the churches in San Salvador, very beautiful indeed. I understand it's been fully restored in the last couple of years.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is extremely long Church, and I found it very well kept With newly painted outside. It is the first time I have seen china as part of 2 Church towers' roofs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Definitely worth a visit to escape the heat of the day. Stunningly beautiful inside, while the outside is beautifully lit as the sun fades. The Chinese plates attached to the roof tell their own story....look out for them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

An oasis of calm from the plaza outside. We felt like we were intruding as there was a mass on so left fairly quickly, however we saw there were some nice icons so is worth a visit.

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