El Salvador – Project of a new church at "Don Bosco Industrial Park"

30 July 2021

(ANS - San Salvador) - A new church was designed in San Salvador by a Valencian engineering firm, as a replica of the famous Güell Park in Barcelona, ​​known for its original modernist design, the work of the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí.

The large church will have the possibility of welcoming up to 1,000 faithful and will be destined for the first beneficiaries of the Salesian mission, as it is located in a peripheral and humble area of ​​the capital of El Salvador. The area chosen, in fact, is that of the "Don Bosco Industrial Polygon", which, thanks to the commitment of the Salesian priest Fr José Moratalla, was transformed from a landfill that it was 35 years ago to a place of social inclusion for the most disadvantaged.

The vast center of the Don Bosco Industrial Park shall also accompany all the new structures to be built to help the area's inhabitants, about 70,000 people, to emerge from marginalization.

Observing the first images of the project, one is immediately struck by the architectural beauty of the temple: the church, in fact, recovers the stylistic features of Gaudí, which makes it an out of the ordinary building. Fr Moratalla himself, better known in El Salvador as "Father Pepe", confessed to being in love with Gaudí's work and from the very beginning of the project he wanted the church to be a replica of Güell Park in Barcelona.


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