Must-see attractions in San Salvador

  • Iglesia El Rosario's interior is a colorful celebration.

    Iglesia El Rosario

    San Salvador

    Designed by sculptor Ruben Martinez and completed in 1971, Iglesia El Rosario is radically beautiful. Arguably the finest church in Central America, its…

  • Catedral Metropolitana in San Salvador

    Catedral Metropolitana

    San Salvador

    Facing the revamped Plaza Barrios, the cathedral is the most significant landmark in the city and the resting place of Archbishop Óscar A Romero. In the…

  • Jardín Botánico La Laguna

    San Salvador

    Moss-covered bridges, pebbled paths, small waterfalls and ponds home to croaking frogs, turtles and feeding fish provide the perfect antidote to city…

  • Centro Monseñor Romero

    San Salvador

    At Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (La UCA), the Centro Monseñor Romero pays homage to the martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero. Highly…

  • El Arbol de Dios

    San Salvador

    'God's Tree' is an institute dedicated to the work of world-famous painter Fernando Llort, with a gallery displaying sophisticated pieces that differ from…

  • Museo de la Palabra y La Imagen

    San Salvador

    This innovative museum examines the history of El Salvador's civil war (1981–1992), beginning with the long-term context of the 1920s struggle for…

  • Museo de Arte de El Salvador

    San Salvador

    An impressive collection of sketches, paintings and installations track the development of prominent local artists including Fernando Llort, Rosa Mena…

  • Palacio Nacional

    San Salvador

    Built in the early 20th century of Italian marble, the Palacio Nacional was the government headquarters until 1974. A few of the rooms now preserve…

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    Teatro Nacional

    San Salvador

    This aging beauty still hosts major productions in the capital. Inaugurated in 1917, the theater was renovated in French classical style in the mid-20th…

  • Hospital La Divina Providencia

    San Salvador

    Monseñor Romero was assassinated by government agents while giving Mass in the chapel here on March 24, 1980. You can tour his modest quarters, where his…

  • Iglesia El Calvario

    San Salvador

    Surrounded by street vendors, the Gothic towers of the Iglesia El Calvario are worth a peek. Walk inside to experience its real beauty.

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