Though plainer than the cathedral, the San Jerónimo is just as important and affords a great view of the city from its bell tower; likewise, its dome can be seen for miles around. This is the place where most of Masaya's legendary street festivals kick off or end, especially the Fiesta Patronal that runs from September to December, making it one of the longest parties in Central America. Unfortunately, the church was damaged by the 2000 earthquake and is currently propped up by external buttresses while it awaits restoration.