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Basilica Sagrado Corazon de Jesus

Calle Arce San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Calle Arce San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Although it's one of the prettier churches in the city, the building seems very heavy; undoubtedly necessary due to all the earthquakes.

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

By third world standards, I'm sure this church excels. I found it a depressing neighborhood, but still had faithful there to worship.

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

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.

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Reviewed 8 July 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...More

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