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Tazumal, El Salvador

(4.1/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
Browse Mayan architecture dating back to the classical period at Tazumal. The archaeological site consists of two pyramids, a ballgame court, and a mound. The main pyramid at the site, known as B1-1, dominates the area. Over a dozen construction stages can be identified for the main pyramid, pointed out by interpretive signs. The second pyramid dates back to the late classic period. Look at the top of the excavated structure to see traves of old walls and columns. To visit Tazumal on your holiday in Santa Ana Department, and find out what else Santa Ana Department has to offer, use our Santa Ana Department itinerary planner.
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  • I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the Tazumel Mayan ruins, but if you're in the area, you might as well visit. Unfortunately they were closed the week of Christmas, but you could still walk around ...  more »
  • Probably the best Mayan archeological site in western (if not all) El Salvador. This doesn't mean it's anywhere near the glorious options on offer in Guatemala, Mexico, or Belize, but it's totally res...  more »
  • A place put in value but a way to wrong, intervening buildings, making them lose their seniority and therefore its innate part. The main pyramid riddled with concrete. It must have been a majestic ceremonial center, intervention prevents somehow that the imagination go completely in what was.
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  • Probably the best Mayan archeological site in western (if not all) El Salvador. This doesn't mean it's anywhere near the glorious options on offer in Guatemala, Mexico, or Belize, but it's totally respectable! The only issue is the fact foreigners have to pay 300% the price of locals, which may seem a bit of a stretch to truly justify! (10-25% more is reasonable, but when one gets into the 100%+ range, it seems somewhat unjustified...!)
  • this place is okay if you haven't seen similar ruins elsewhere. the place has been 'restored to death'
  • Cool place to visit and and see what's left of our history
  • Ancient aliens!!! History and culture. The Mayan civilization.
  • An important place debla pre-Columbian times
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