Centro Monsenor Romero

Centro Monsenor Romero, San Salvador: Address, Phone Number, Centro Monsenor Romero Reviews: 4.5/5

Centro Monsenor Romero
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DonJefe18
Elgin, IL1,012 contributions
Below the Cathedral of San Salvador
Jul 2019 • Friends
More modern than I expected a crypt to be. I found the cathedral more interesting honestly. But this man is important to the city and culture.
Written 23 July 2019
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tomc0523
Raleigh100 contributions
Excellent Visit
Jun 2018 • Friends
We learned a lot of the area history visiting this place. Monsenor Romero's life is described and shown very well in this exhibit. A must see place while in San Salvador.
Written 22 June 2018
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Mary C
5 contributions
My peak experience in El Salvador
Nov 2016 • Solo
I spent 3 weeks in El Salvador . I set out one day to do the Romero tour with a "minder. " We started with UCA just because the bus was passing that way. Words don't describe its impact. My Spanish was only barely up to understanding the guide but I am sure I missed a lot. The chapel was the most memorable. It was 2 days after the anniversary of the deaths of the 8 martyrs. The chapel was awash with flowers but dominating all was a huge wreath in the Spanish colours from the Spanish embassy. I recorded in my diary " Proud sons of Spain but more Salvadoran now" Two hours was not adequate to take it all in. I needed so much more time if only to contemplate the beauty and the symbolism in the mosaic behind the altar. Next time I plan to stay in a hotel nearby so that I can wander in at my leisure and soak it all up.
Written 12 October 2017
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Peg K
Knoxville, TN221 contributions
Excellant piece of Salvador history
Jun 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 27 June 2016
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moniqx
Durban, South Africa161 contributions
It gives you perspective
Jan 2016 • Couples
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 graphic pictures. It's quite shocking to check those albums full of bloody images, but I guess it's also telling that they feel the need to show them (almost no one has paid for the crimes committed in the eighties). They also have a nice selection of books about Romero and his time.
Written 21 January 2016
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Alfred V
Barcelona, Spain30 contributions
Universidad Centroamericana de San Salvador - Centro Monseñor Romero
Aug 2015 • Solo
If you're in San Salvador try to come and visit Centro Monseñor Romero. You will understand the recent history of El Salvador.
Written 5 January 2016
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,275 contributions
Beatified
Nov 2015 • Friends
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.
Written 5 January 2016
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Portlander
Portland, OR274 contributions
great place to brush up on your war history.
Oct 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.
Written 2 November 2015
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Tanya90M
Phoenix, AZ32 contributions
The Heart of El Salvador
Jul 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 Salvadorian Civil War in 1989. The displays for the priests and fellow martyr Monsignor Oscar Romero were detailed and eye-opening.

The University was easy to find, clean, safe and 35 cents to park. It took about 5 minutes of walking to get to the actual building; I'm glad I had a local guide with us to find it, but there was probably a campus map somewhere. The folks at the gate were not all that helpful in terms of getting to the parking, but it was obvious and plentiful. Be sure to spend time in the heart-wrenching Martyrs Chapel where the priests are buried as well as in the Romero Center. Definitely gained some perspective on El Salvador with this visit and am grateful for it.
Written 10 July 2015
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Dan Lasca
Palm Springs92 contributions
A place to strengthen your resolve to speak the truth
Jun 2014 • Solo
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.
Written 27 January 2015
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