geo East Zone: Usulután

Alegría is a magical corner, a producer of one of the best coffees in the country that you can taste in charming establishments with a unique infrastructure and decoration.

It is a picturesque city, with a temperate climate and many natural beauties; Alegría becomes a contemplative station that should not be missed. The journey to this municipality is a prelude to the natural wealth hidden among its impressive roads, which will steal more than a sigh.

Alegría is the cradle of great characters in the history of El Salvador, among them the Salvadoran teacher and writer Alberto Masferrer (1868-1932), one of the emblematic characters of the national culture, since he also served as a teacher, philosopher, journalist, essayist, poet and politician. Another notable person who is linked to this town is Manuel Enrique Araujo, president of El Salvador from 1911 to 1913, who was baptized in the church of the former Tecapa, on October 22, 1865.

Religious fervor characterizes this city, evidenced by its churches among which is the colonial church of San Pedro Apóstol. During Holy Week, the experience gets even better, because the main streets are decorated with carpets made of sawdust and flowers that adorn the passage of Jesus to his Holy Burial.

As a every good tourist, you cannot leave Alegría without any souvenirs, which you can buy in handicraft stores, including those made of wood and coffee roots. Another option is to take one of the ornamental plants that are offered in the nurseries.

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