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A Major Pilgrim draw in El Salvador is the resting place of the recently canonized first El Salvadorian Saint (Oct 14,2018) Saint Oscar Romero at the San Salvador Cathedral.
The San Salvador Cathedral was twice visited by Pope John Paul II .During his visits in...More
The interior of the cathedral was underwhelming. I think I recall the guide saying this was the third cathedral on that site (the previous two having been knocked down by earthquakes or burned). The interior seems like they were reaching for a colonial-era feel, but...More
This cathedral is absolutely stunning on both the inside and outside. The interior had beautiful stained glade windows and a lovely interior with paintings, chandeliers, and holy figures.
My family and I also were fortunate enough to have them open up Monseñor Romero's Crypt for...More
Stunning interior, like a Rome from Rome. Down stairs you can visit the crypt of Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, soon to be saint. The ceramic decoration on the outside is not there but this doesn’t matter. A brand new square has been built right...More
Just a church - nothing special !
From an architectural point of view : probably a failure !
So don't waste too much time with this church , but stroll around the area instead ,the historic center of San Salvador - much more rewarding !!!
Visited the cathedral and the crypt with the ECTours Free Walking Tour group. The history of the cathedral is very interesting, including the story of martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero. We visited the crypt and paid our respects. Very peaceful inside. Big landmark on Plaza Barrios...More