Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, San Salvador

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Learn about the daily life of the pre-Columbian Mayan culture at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, a World Heritage Site displaying a well-preserved farming village. The 590 CE eruption of a nearby volcano covered the village in 14 layers of ash. While experts believe all the villagers had time to flee, they left behind many of their belongings, including utensils, furniture, and even half-eaten food. The ash kept artifacts and architecture remarkably intact, earning the site the nickname "Pompeii of the Americas." Put Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park into our San Salvador vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Salvador.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A place that makes us think too much. The indigenous civilizations, deserved a better deal. Excellent work they are doing to restore and preserve.
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  • August 14, 2017
    They are an archaeological ruins located to 35 min. San Salvador on the road to Santa Ana. Samples the ruins of an ancient civilization that was destroyed by the eruption of a volcano. The ruins shows how the inhabitants lived is people, you can see houses, temples, kitchens, and the places where the rites were done. They have three areas to make the journey. There is a museum which is located in remodeling to date. In a very nice place where you can meet the history of ancient peoples who settled in these territories. I recommend to visit the place, if possible with a guide to appreciate more history.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This place is absolutely amazing and a beutiful piece of history, but definitely need more information posted around the structures, museum was close for remodelation but we don't find nothing about t...  more »

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