Monument sights in El Salvador
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Built in 2003, the 'Monument to Memory and Truth' displays the names of over 25,000 people who were killed or who disappeared in the repression of the 1970s and the civil war. Many famous names appear on the austere granite panels - including Roque Dalton - but it's the number of mostly faceless men, women and children that is particularly staggering.
Also known as El Hospitalito, this hospital's chapel was the place where Monseñor Romero was assassinated by government agents while celebrating mass in 1980. A man fired a single shot, striking Romero in the heart and killing him instantly. Take a tour around his quarters and satisfy your inner voyeur with a grim glimpse of his blood-soaked shirt and robes.