Tazumal, Chalchuapa

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Browse Mayan architecture dating back to the classical period at Tazumal. The archaeological site consists of two pyramids, a ballgame court, and a mound. The main pyramid at the site, known as B1-1, dominates the area. Over a dozen construction stages can be identified for the main pyramid, pointed out by interpretive signs. The second pyramid dates back to the late classic period. Look at the top of the excavated structure to see traves of old walls and columns. Add Tazumal to your Chalchuapa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chalchuapa holiday planner .
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  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that this is one of the Mayan Ruins you can actually touch and walk on. Parts of it have been damage by recent(ish) hurricanes and earthquakes so not all of it is access...  more »
  • This is a must visit, if you are around the area. This archeological site is not only one of the most important sites in the whole of El Salvador, but the story behind it, is a must know! I recommend ...  more »
  • $3 entry for foreigners, very nice museum onsite that's worth your time to see before heading out to view the site. Unlike at some other large Mayan sites you can't go climbing all over them (it's for...  more »
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  • A fascinating archeological site. If you are ever in El Salvador don't miss it. There are several other sites fairly close to Tazumal and they are impressive in their own right. Also for the collector of Mayan art and figurines, right outside are great pieces at great prices. Don't miss this opportunity to see history close up and personal.
  • This is a must visit, if you are around the area. This archeological site is not only one of the most important sites in the whole of El Salvador, but the story behind it, is a must know! I recommend visiting this site early in the day, before the sun is too strong, and before all the tourist buses arrive (they tend to get here around 16:00) To this date the entrance for foreigners is 3 dollars, and if you wait, you can get a guided tour, with students of the university, which is well worth taking.
  • Las pupusas de aca son riquísimas: queso, frijol y frijol con queso.
  • Authenticity. They've turned it into a beautiful day at a park. Very clean. Lots of history
  • A great archeological site, if you have never seen one, this is a great start, it is extremely accessible and cheap access.
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