Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, San Salvador

(4.2/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
Learn about the history of El Salvador through a range of archeological, ethnographic, and historical objects at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman. The museum opened in 1999 in its current form, and contains five permanent galleries. It covers different periods in El Salvador's history from the pre-Hispanic era to the modern day. Learn about the effects of emigration and immigration, different prominent agricultural products throughout time, El Salvadoran craftsmanship, and the country's history and religion. Step inside to find interesting items such as the Eccentric Flint, which dates back to the Classic Period. Put Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and other San Salvador attractions into our San Salvador trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • say impacted by the sample and their pictorial representations. good place of encounter with the history of art. Exhibitions us back to present as many times as ancient. that loves life and valued it, can make sense of many things in life.
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  • When one for any reason this in another country, it is recommended visit their museums, since we tell by images, parts or other means its history, its reason for being and as they have been in the process of an evolution and social growth. The National Museum of anthropology has it all, from the arrival of the first settlers, the Mayan population, colonization and contemporary times, I love the interpretation of some issues in particular, as agriculture, death, religion in impartial manner, its main protagonists in history. There are benches where rest of the walks and have a souvenir shop, very complete and representative of the handicrafts of all El Salvador, only thing bad but if it can be a great value added is not having guides who carry it, because that is not the same standing before a mural and read a picture to someone make interpretations , I think it would be a touch more friendly according to the way of being of the Salvadorans. They have all the basic services, well lit rooms, benches for rest, health very complete and clean, ample parking and security, its very specific location in the hotel zone. Of the tourism trips I'm doing with my agency tour operator see Guatemala will expand our tours and spend borders, being compulsory visit to learn about the history of our Salvadoran brothers in El Salvador.
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  • This museum covers in a good way most of the history of El Salvador. They have a Xipe Totec sculpture that I just love. IMO, the last floor, dedicated to Monseñor Romero, is too much information on a ...  more »