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

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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. Our San Salvador trip planner makes visiting Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and other San Salvador attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great museum. Well laid out. Very comprehensive regarding the history of the nation. But at the same time, not too many things to see them all. Particularly dramatic on the religious history.  more »
  • Amazing museum that is very nice and the displays are very interesting. From the history of Mesoamerica, to the history of agriculture and artisans and also an exhibition on funerary. Most of the disp...  more »
  • The exhibits at the Anthropological Museum of El Salvador range from the earliest of times to the most recent political and economic aspects. Much detail is included in each phase of time that is pres...  more »
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  • Excellent museum. So much to see and learn. Arranged in engaging ways, and good for all the family. Really great way to learn more about El Salvador. Nice gift shop too, with local crafts etc.
  • It's a great museum where you can learn a lot about El Salvador history. I accompanied my brother because he needed to do a research for a project he has for his university. We went with my sister and sister in law too. We had a great time and learned a lot, take some pictures, etc. Inside the museum there's a survenir store, really pricey for locals I guess but very nice for travelers. This could be a really great visit for tourists that want to know more about our small but beautiful country El Salvador. There's also a very good restaurante next to it where you can have a good time with your friends after the visit to the museum.
  • A great museum full of history of what is now Central America. Is a great way for local and international people to get to know the origins of El Salvador and how since the begging of time how the Pipil arts has influence up to this day the Salvadorian art culture. Is a place specially for local to trace back the indigenous roots and to be proud of them.
  • A museum worthy of a "not poor" but very exploited country.
  • Pretty nice to visit, actually. I enjoyed the architecture.
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