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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  • The amazing of this park is that you have a close encounter with the real way of living of the commun people... What they used to eat, what they used to do etc. If you love arqueological places this i...  more »
  • It is a journey with many rich history. Amazing how our ancestors lived. Houses more antique that you have been able to discover
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  • In this place , can be see the normal life of the natives, the form, size and distribution of the houses of the town. Is a Heritage of Humanity. Accesible easy by bus, car or uber. The entrance has a ...  more »

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