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Reviewed 12 October 2019

El Salvador is a catholic state, so a visit to the city center has to include the Cathedral. Inside is huge, the altar is impressive, and you feel peace inside!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank luiscanelo
Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

I can't believe how the outside of the church has changed since I've seen it last.. All the beautiful pieces are gone, now it's kinda dull. Definitely go under the church and see the crypt of Saint Archbishop Oscar Romero. You can buy a rosary...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019

We took a taxi on our own from San Salvador airport to visit the city on 6th May as we reached San Salvador unexpectedly due to a flight cancellation. Our first stop was this place. The plaza area, the church and other important buildings on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Qwelt
Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

We went into the Catedral to see the resting place of the late Monsignor Romero. Not a very impressive church when compared with other colonial churches but it’s worth it to stop in and check it out.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 March 2019

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 Claudio S
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.