In Photos: Murals of Monseñor Oscar Romero

by Rachel Heidenry

March 24, 2014 marks the 34th Anniversary of Monseñor Oscar Romero’s assassination. To illustrate his legacy here are 25 photographs of murals dedicated to the archbishop – only a handful of the thousands that mark El Salvador’s walls. Each mural was painted on different streets, by multiple hands and with endless paintbrushes. Together they demonstrate the continued dedication to preserving El Salvador’s historical memory.

heidenry santa ana use romero y maiz

Santa Ana, University of El Salvador, painted by Netomar, 2004.

heidenry san salv divina providencia casa 1

San Salvador, Exterior of La Hospital Divina Providencia, c. 2004.

heidenry san isidro flor izote

San Isidro, Cabañas, 2010.

heidenry perquin casa de cebes exterior 2

Perquín, Morazán, Exterior of Casa CEBES, painted by Walls of Hope, 2007.

heidenry cinquera che y romero

Cinquera, Cabañas, n.d.

heidenry san ramon el pueblo de dios romero semilla

San Ramón, Mejicanos, Exterior of El Pueblo de Dios en Camino, c. 1998.

heidenry arcatao romero grito de liberacion

Arcatao, Chalatenango, c. 1992.

heidenry san vicente romero santo

San Vicente, c. 2005.

heidenry san ramon el pueblo de dios romero y octavio

San Ramón, Mejicanos, Exterior of El Pueblo de Dios en Camino, c. 1998.

heidenry alegria memoria fmln

Alegría, Usulután, Interior of FMLN Offices, n.d.

heidenry san isidro lab iglesia

San Isidro Labrador, Chalatenango, Exterior of Church, n.d.

heidenry ciudad barrios ruta turistica 2

Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, c. 2010.

heidenry san salv ues romero escultura

San Salvador, University of El Salvador, n.d.

heidenry san ramon santo romero

San Ramón, Mejicanos, n.d.

heidenry el despertar capilla romero

San Antonio Abad, San Salvador, Interior of El Despertar Parish, 2010.

heidenry berlin iglesia 1

Berlín, Usulután, 1992, (retouched 2010).

heidenry guarjila clinica 1

Guarjila, Chalatenango, Exterior of Clinica Ana Manganaro, c. 2003.

heidenry ciudad barrios iglesia 2

Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, Interior of Church, n.d.

heidenry suchitoto romero y palacios

Suchitoto, Cuscatlán, c. 2000.

heidenry san salv ues estacionamiento de carros 2010 3

San Salvador, University of El Salvador, Parking Lot Murals, c. 1995 (retouched 2003).

heidenry panchimalco mural indigena 6

Panchimalco, San Salvador, c. 2009.

heidenry el paisnal la memoria vive

El Paisnal, San Salvador, painted by Isaías Mata & ASTAC, 2006.

heidenry perquin casa de cebes interior 2

Perquín, Morazán, “La Ultima Cena en Morazán,” painted by Walls of Hope, Interior of Casa CEBES, 2005.

heidenry arambala frente joven

Arambala, Morazán, c. 2000.

heidenry nueva esperanza iglesia

Nueva Esperanza, Usulután, Exterior of Church, c. 2009.

All photographs are copyrighted to Rachel Heidenry under Creative Commons Law.

To view more photographs of murals in El Salvador please visit The El Salvador Mural Archive.

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