National Palace, San Salvador
(3.5/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
For a taste of El Salvadoran history, visit the impressive National Palace, a National Heritage site over 100 years old. Whilst you'll find some rooms closed due to restoration projects, the others await with beautiful and ornate decor, with the opportunity to view exhibits on the country's history in both English and Spanish. Be sure to check out the stunning gardens enclosed in the courtyard, and consider bringing a snack to enjoy there. Plan to see National Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Salvador tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We saw the exterior of the Palace, out tour did not include the interior. Beautiful building worth seeing! 
  • Former President's palace was built in 1911. It lasted for 6 years and financed from special tax -1 colon for each quintal (approximately 100 kg) exported coffee. This was the expensive building becau...  more »
  • The National Palace is open to the public to visit him recently. On the occasion of my visit was guided visit, despite the redundancy in which was explained to us each classroom. It is a place that has lots of history and should he promote his visit more as among its history also is an architectural gem.
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  • National Palace was built in 1889. Until 1974, was used as a government building. Given to one of famous sights in San Salvador with a large building with dignity. If you're between internal visits are available. Be careful because just around security situation is not good.
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  • Beautiful Palace is seen as was the structure of before
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  • would beautiful monument sunk in a disorder where if going to take some photos have that look to them sides first to see if not there are some suspicious, when them officials public Salvadoran van to understand that the Center historical should be it area more important and best attended of the capital?
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  • Excelente lugar.
  • Quiet place especially in the evenings while the area of the historic centre is classified by many as criminal risk area recommend tourists to visit us to assist with security and guide
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