Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, San Salvador: Address, Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Reviews: 4.5/5

Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,309 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Solo
Really neat design, with a Gothic look about it. Reminded me of some of the churches in Prague and Budapest. The inside is also really pretty with some great artwork. They also have the head of Jesus from a statue that crumpled down during their last major earthquake.
Written 4 December 2020
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Dec. 2017 • Friends
This basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus is an old church with gothic style located at the heart of San Salvador, and besiode the Central Market where you may find all and great variety of fresh products such as vegetables, candies, fruits, chickens, ducks birds, iguanas, flowers,You name it!. it is also located in front of Los Ilustres Cemetery.
Written 14 November 2018
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Nathan
Taguig City, Philippines142 contributions
Oct. 2017
Good but be careful outside since lot of thief walking around there, there is a place in front of that to eat Tortas and its the best place, yeah the basilica as well i guess.
Written 19 September 2018
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Saranger
Los Angeles, CA9,168 contributions
Jan. 2018 • Friends
Visited the Basilica with the ECTours Free Walking Tour group. Very European architecture but with an interesting back story and history. It was built in Belgium and shipped to San Salvador more than 100 years ago. First misdirected to San Salvador, Brazil but eventually arriving in El Salvador. It was reassembled, ongoing when the 1917 earthquake struck, and as a result of materials being stolen post-earthquake was never finished.

The most astounding fact is the exterior of the church is covered in metal (tin?) panels! It’s not stone. Painted metal. Even the roof is tin. I’d love to see what it sounds like in the rain. Very peaceful inside and definitely worth your time to stop in and have a look around!
Written 13 January 2018
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buddmar
Philadelphia, PA90 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Solo
A century old Neo-Gothic church that served members of a once wealthy but now rather shabby down-at-heels neighborhood. It appears to have been built of wood but clad with sheets of metal and then painted to look like stone. Interestingly directly across the street is some sort of LGBT community center with a giant "rainbow flag" displayed on the building.
Written 12 July 2017
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Capo_in_B
Malaga, Spain517 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Solo
The imposing facade with two towers gives the impression of a compact space. Upon entering it stretches on and on. Typical of the prefabricated buildings constructed in Belgium and shipped piece by piece to Central America in the 1910s. The history of this one is that it was shipped to Salvador, Brazil first, by mistake.
Written 13 July 2016
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Robert B
Ferndale, WA49 contributions
Apr. 2016 • Solo
Although it's one of the prettier churches in the city, the building seems very heavy; undoubtedly necessary due to all the earthquakes.
Written 20 April 2016
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Doug_Doodle
Sacramento, CA145 contributions
Nov. 2015 • Solo
By third world standards, I'm sure this church excels. I found it a depressing neighborhood, but still had faithful there to worship.
Written 2 December 2015
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HotdurasFamily
Gracias, Lempira Honduras28 contributions
Dec. 2014 • Family
We were just walking around looking at the city and came upon this church. It is so pretty however the surrounding area has a lot to be desired. The outside of the church is breath taking.
Written 17 July 2015
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Viajero447
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
May 2015
This is a piece of art in the hearth of San Salvador.. one of the oldest catholic churches.. few parking spaces available.. surrounding area, no too safe to walk alone.. walk in groups never alone.. Church is almost empty; few peoples inside, except for holidays and Sundays. Check for hours of operation before going there, may surprise you find it closed.. take's 30-45 minutes to walk around and take some pictures.
Written 7 July 2015
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