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All reviews oscar romero the lower level lovely cathedral resting place el salvador historic center capital city worth a visit tomb reverence rebuilt downtown saint history paintings landmark ornate
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a must visit when you go to downtown in San Salvador, is near the Rosario Church and the City Hall. The only thing is that I don't recommend is to take your camera in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ClaudioRobertoS
Reviewed 1 January 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting El Salvador and you are interested in the history of this mesmerizing country then this iconic place should be in your list.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Speranzasf
Reviewed 24 July 2018

If you will visit downtown San Salvador, this cathedral is a must see - especially because the tomb of Archbishop Romero is in the lower level.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank vanessa932015
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

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 !!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This lovely cathedral was so worth a visit. It has been sensitively rebuilt after the fire which razed it to the ground. Don’t miss the mausoleum of Archbishop Romero!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Raul P
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I don't have one. I was going to go back to El Salvador next month but I canceled my trip. Sorry I can not help you.