Iglesia El Rosario, San Salvador

4.7
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
Pay a visit to Iglesia El Rosario, a modern church and landmark of San Salvador. Built in 1971 by notable local sculptor Ruben Martinez, the church has a simple concrete and red-brick exterior that belies its striking interior. Wander inside to see an arching ceiling of stained glass, filtering natural light into a rainbow of colors. Whether you're religious or not, you can appreciate the artistic beauty of the church, which features an eclectic metal and stone rendition of the twelve stages of the cross. Padre Delgado, known as the leader of the Salvadoran independence movement, is buried here. Using our international travel planner, San Salvador attractions like Iglesia El Rosario can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Church El Rosario, located in the historic center of San Salvador, shows the beauty of modern architecture, in a dome that at sunset, fills its interior with warm color, thanks to its stained glass windows. It is a wonderful work of art by Salvadoran sculptor Rubén Martínez. He via crucis is represented in a masterful abstraction made of steel and concrete. Discover the all-seeing eye. The Church El Rosario is a point that mixes religious fervor, history and art. Don't stop visiting her.
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  • Most unique Catholic Church I've been in. The ventilation of the structure is quite impressive.
  • On the outside nothing much but on inside it's very cool how they placed the stain glasses windows. It's free to go in so worth a visit if you are in or close to centro historico.
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