Iglesia Los Dolores


This striking church, which dominates an otherwise unremarkable plaza, has some attractive religious art. Its facade contains figures representing the Passion of Christ – his unseamed cloak, the rooster that crowed three times – all crowned by the more indigenous symbol of the sun.

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3. Plaza Morazán


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6. Monumento a La Paz

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