Iglesia El Rosario is a fine example of “What you see on the outside is not at all like what is on the inside.” This architectural wonder resembles a concrete bunker on the outside giving only the slightest hints of what awaits inside. If you look closely at the photograph above, you will see small square of colour. These are pieces of glass embedded in the concrete.
This is one of the most unique churches I have ever visited…
The space inside was tranquil and changed as the sun moved through the sky. The pieces of glass embedded in the back wall opposite of the alter light up differently through the day. Sitting quietly in the church felt as though we were on the inside of a prism.
The church was built between 1964 and 1971. It is located in central El Salvador and has been a critical space for quiet reflection since it was built.