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“Learn about Oscar Romero and why he is important in El Salvador's recent history”

Catedral Metropolitana
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Full-Day Monsignor Romero City Tour
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San Salvador Layover Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén
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Private Tour: San Salvador City Sightseeing
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

the historical exhibits are in the crypt, don't just visit the nave upstairs and think you have seen everything! Oscar Romero's grave is there, and a wonderful portrait of him donated by Pope Juan Pablo II - a shrine to the great hero of the modern-day "People's Revolution." I knew very little about him before my visit - I am so glad I went here.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The crypt with its history of Archbishop Romero was very interesting. The main cathedral is not out of the ordinary for this kind of establishment

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Other reviews will tell better story. Of the four churches I combined into my historic central city morning, this was the least special, even though it is the largest and most significant. Not worth a trip to see it as a stand-alone, but a must if you combine it with everything else within a 10 minute easy walk.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Definitely do this one along with the Iglesia El Rosario.
This is a more traditional, if slightly Italian looking, church. Beautiful, ornate in the altar area, nice.

The best part is the tomb of Monsiegnor Romero. The crypt is a reverent place, but also surprisingly modern and artistic. Very much something to see.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

worth visiting for the interior. the exterior is just white and not all that interesting. there used to be a very colorful mural on the front above the main door by a famous artist by the name of Fernando Llort. I wish it was still there as it would be something really unique to see. But he has an art gallery/museum in San Salvador which is not to be missed.

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