The Carmen Parrish Church, Santa Tecla
The historic city of Santa Tecla, in the Libertad, is home to the impressive El Carmen church, an architectural relic of the nineteenth century. This temple was erected between 1856 to 1914. It has a characteristic neo-Gothic style with structures carved in wood and walls made of brick and talpetate (material made from volcanic ash).
It houses 3 stunning historical bells that echoed throughout Santa Tecla. Each one with its own name (appointed on behalf of the contributors to the temple) Carmela, forged in 1908, “La Chaleca” made in 1918, and “Heart”, made in 1923.
The 2001 earthquakes seriously damaged the structure. The temple was given a uninhabitable status by experts. However, the facade still remains impressive for the view of all visitors.
How to get there:
Directions: Avenida Manuel Gallardo # 2-1 (This church is just a block away from the City Hall and The Municipal Palace of fine Arts)
By bus take routes 101-D which leaves you at the entrance. The ticket fare around $ 0.35 cents
To access the church you must get a permit with the local pastor.
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