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." Before you head to San Salvador, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Salvador tour itinerary site , to make sure you see all that San Salvador has to offer, including Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.
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  • This Mayan settlement was discovered a short time ago totally random. It is the only one that shows how the common Maya native Americans lived and lived, all other Mayan sites showing temples and homes for the top. The dig is as far as like, so here will come more gradually. Standing on the YNESCOs site.
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  • Amazing archeological site. This was a small village that was buried in ash about 500 AD. Unlike it's Italian cousin, the people got out, but otherwise it's all as they left it. We were fortunate to h...  more »
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  • This place is amazing I would go back anytime. I love archeological museums. Everything is well explain, organized you get to go around the site is big and very well keep, they have an small cafeteria with fresh food. Also they have a souvenir shop. Is a bit far from San Salvador but is worthy to travel the almost 2 hr. A taxi charge us $60 for the day and we stop in 3 different touristic areas no rush just enjoying our day.
  • Loved this place. The museum was amazing. It provides you lots of good information. The archeological area is beautiful and well managed. You can spend a lot of time walking around learning a lot. They also a little market area right outside were can find a lot of nick nacks. Make sure to haggle the prices. Most of the times I was able to reduce the original price between 50 to 75%.
  • Lovely place that you must see, we were lucky to be on a day were not much people visited, so we recommend you between Monday - Wednesday, it's a super quite place, with lots of Beautiful Birds, (Specially the National Bird of El Salvador El torogóz).
  • In the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in El Salvador, only the Joya de Cerén was recognized into the list.
  • My favorite site in El Salvador and one of a kund on mesoamerica.
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