Iglesia Santa Lucía
Awesome, historic and unique is the temple dedicated to Saint Lucia in the charming town of Suchitoto, Cuscatlan department.
The architecture of this beautiful building is a valuable icon for the city and is situated in the historic town center.
The beginning of its construction originate 1853 and inaugurated in 1857, in the post-independence Republican period.
Inside the church are appreciated wood accents that retain their original design and have been reinforced for conservation, such is the case of the hollow columns and baroque style forged Rococo trend.
Walking through one of its side chapels be writing "1902" as the memory of the year that is supposed to set up the temple area.
An important detail is that wood was originally predominant color in the interior environment of the sanctuary until, of 1940 a 1950, work be undertaken to illuminate paint touch ups.
Likewise drawings include some cherries and leaves adorning its ancient walls without leaving the impressive religious imagery supported by overlapping niches. Even appreciate a mosaic called "witnesses" who are spiral drawings were translated to the few niches and subsequently covered by layers of paint. Today it is working to rescue the original design of the same.
Notably different congregations took over this temple, including the order "Redemptorist" who plasmaron an interesting cross symbol at the entrance, behind the left door which reads in Latin: “Vivit-Regnat-Imperat-MCMI” en forma circundante; in complement with the message horizontally: “Iesus-Homo, Christ Deus ". Also on the outside of the church stands a heart scale, as another religious allegory to divine love.
Another striking feature is the external domes of the church are adorned with inverted porcelain plates which were said to be an offering wedding as a sign that "never miss the daily bread" for the family who donated.
During his stay by Suchitoto distinguish how life and the passage of time this town is marked by the strains of this temple bells, an experience unique to that warm corner of El Salvador.
Distance between San Salvador, Suchitoto: 47 kilometers.
From San Salvador can be conducted by the National Army Boulevard Resume (Pan-American Highway). Then head to drop that will take you to San Martin and from this point are a series of signs that point the way to Suchitoto. The tour takes approximately 1 time 30 minutes.
- Route 129 from San Salvador (East Terminal) – San Martín- Suchitoto (Circle each 15 minutes).
- Route 163 from Aguilares to Suchitoto (runs every 40 minutes)
- Route 482: of Ilobasco / Tejutepeque / Cinquera to Suchitoto (two departures a day)
- Phone: (503) 2335-1049
Parson: Carlos Echeverria
Contact Email: email@example.com
Note: If you want to take pictures or learn more about the history of this church can manage the permission with the Pastor in advance.
- Tourist Assistance Center: http://suchitoto.travel/
Phone: (503) 2335-1782
Elevation 1297 feet
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