Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, San Salvador

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • I loved the tour and all the teaching that leaves you intertours guide Alex Padilla. Knowing the distribution of tasks at that time mark the difference. It is part of a package to Copán and I recommend this travel agency.
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  • This is really a great place to go. You find a village of "normal" people and get a better understanding of their daily life. Usually you just visit the Temples. We learned a lot and even found out th...  read more »
  • Allows an approach to the way of life of the common people, is not the typical temple or ceremonial center. Museum with an interesting exhibition
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  • If you like history, you will definitely love it. It's about the maya culture and the history of it.
  • It contains structures that allow known as vivian residents 1,400 years ago. I was surprised the like that have with the constructions current in any of our peoples.
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