Church of the Immaculate Conception, Citalá
This town is located near the border with Honduras, in the department of Chalatenango, 95 kilometers from San Salvador.
The name Citalá comes from the Maya-Chorti people and it means “abounding of stars” or “river of stars”. Some say due to its proximity to the Lempa River, the largest river in El Salvador.
This corner of Chalatenango has a rich history. It was the scene of major battles between residents of Copan, Honduras, and the Spanish conquistadors. Also known as “Iglesia del Pilar”, this XVIII century building is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
This church is one of the oldest in the country. Inside you will find colonial imaginary and documents from the date of its construction. A complement to the old temple is the cross situated in front of façade which dates back to 1892.
Every 3rd and 4th of October the village prepares the towns festivities dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, and likewise every December 8 in honor of the Virgen de la Concepción.
How to get there
From San Salvador drive north along “Troncal del Norte Road” (4N) towards Apopa, Aguilares, La Palma and San Ignacio. Just before El Poy borderline there is a diversion on the left side of the road. Some say “Rio Lempa diversion”. That’s the entrance to Citalá
- Municipality of Citalá Phone: (503) 2335-9463 / 2350-9249
- City Hall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Citalá: http://www.enchalate.com/2011/06/citala.html
- History of the Town of Citalá:
Altitude 2438 feet
N 14 ° 22,472 ‘
In 89 ° 12,827 ‘
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