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Address: Av Don Bosco Boulevard de los Heroes | Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Excellant piece of Salvador history

A 'must-see' to understand the country's history and why the country is where it is currently. The museum, chapel, memorial and even the surrounding greenery is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
peg k
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

A 'must-see' to understand the country's history and why the country is where it is currently. The museum, chapel, memorial and even the surrounding greenery is a wonderful tribute to a hero.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Romero is probably the name that comes to most people's minds when you think of El Salvador, so it's definitely worth a visit if you want to understand what this country went through in its recent past. This is the place where a group of priests (but not Romero himself) were killed, and the whole story is told by very... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

If you're in San Salvador try to come and visit Centro Monseñor Romero. You will understand the recent history of El Salvador.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Progressive priest Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero was killed while conducting mass. Archbishop Romero has been beatified and will be identified as a saint. Monseñor Romero was an advocate for the impoverished and oppressed, breaking from dictates of the autocratic Catholic hierarchy. I was unfamiliar with this priest and the local guide provided much information.

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Portland, Oregon
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this place. I had watched the movie, Romero, and studied the history - so it was at once familiar, and compelling.

Thank Portlander
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you really want to understand this country and what it's people have been through in the late 20th century, you must come here. I came with my "tweeners" and a guide, and I was just blown away. It was incredibly sobering to see where six Jesuit priests and their helpers were dragged from their beds and assassinated during the... More 

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Palm Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Jesuit martyrs will give you that inspiration to continue speaking for the truth. Images are just disturbing but good enough to awaken in you the passion to speak for the voicelss.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

To travel in El Salvador is to immerse yourself in the brutality of the oppression the US supported in the last century. The Centro Oscar Romero at the UCA (the Jesuit University in the city) is the memorial to the six Jesuit priests and the two women who tended their home who were murdered in the middle of the night... More 

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

It's very important to come here to see some of the harsh realities of their civil war. You can see tributes to victims of the war, garments of the Jesuits that they wore when they were assassinated, as well as personal items. There are photos that show the scene as the gardner found it...I will never be able to forget... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

A wonderful place to remember the Archbishop of San Salvador, there was killed by the former dictators in El Salvador. The atmosphere is just wonderful.

Thank Henriette L

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