Unlike the gothic cathedrals of Europe made of cut stone, this one is actually constructed from red brick, rendered in white plaster.
In the northern tower there is a set of 3 manual bells, whereas in the southern tower there is also a set of 3 bells, however those are electronically activated.
Starting in 1993, the cathedral has been undergoing renovation, however these efforts were set back in 2001, when a strong earthquake caused further damage to the building.
The main altar of the cathedral is made entirely of marble, and it serves as the throne for an image of Our Lady of Santa Ana.
The cathedral is regarded as the most elegant religious building in El Salvador, and it is a source of much pride for the citizens of Santa Ana, who proudly boast that their city has a nicer cathedral than the capital, San Salvador.
On February 11, 1913, the cathedral was consecrated as the cathedral for the new diocese of Santa Ana.
The cathedral has 3 naves, which together form the shape of a Latin cross; the central nave is 22 metres long by 22 metres wide, and the lateral naves are 12 metres long and 8 metres wide.
Within the cathedral there are icons and relics which are much older than the building itself, including some from the 16th century.
It has been declared a national monument by the Salvadorian congress.
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