Surrounded by old and sloppy buildings and visual contamination, the Church El Rosario rests on what was the most important religious site for a few centuries, and is where the remains of the most illustrious men of the independence movement in El Salvador lie. The church was controversial and defiant, and a religious architecture protest against the catholic church at the time. Designed by the Salvadorian architect and sculptor Ruben Martinez in 1962, the Church is of a decade which brought on a wave of changes, uprisings, protests and armed groups in Latin America and especially in El Salvador. The Church is rejected by a large part of society and by the Salvadorian Catholic Church because of its shape, connotation to the liberation movement and location. Nevertheless, El Rosario Church is a national heritage site of the masses, for celebrations, of religious reforms, stands for strikes, military takeovers, assassinations and natural disasters. The church has stood for nearly 50 years and is said to have been contributing to the generation of peace and serenity in one of the most dangerous countries of the world.