Iglesia Santa Cruz de Roma (Holy Cross Church of Rome)
In Panchimalco visitors will find many colonial vestiges that make up the cultural heritage of El Salvador, being one of them its church that was built from 1543 to 1730 by indigenous people. Currently its facade survives and its main feature is the classic baroque architecture.
The inner hull is supported by 16 balsam wood columns on a stone base that separate the central nave from the lateral ones.
The columns are finished with moldings that support the weight of the main beams. Inside visitors may appreciate nine Baroque style altarpieces or altars, one that is the largest and the others reclined against the side walls of the church.
To date, the main Baroque style altar, is the only one that preserves its original gilding.
If you visit Panchimalco, you should not miss its colorful and historical church.
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