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Tazumal, El Salvador

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#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
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. Add Tazumal to your Santa Ana travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Santa Ana holiday planner .
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  • $3 entry for foreigners, very nice museum onsite that's worth your time to see before heading out to view the site. Unlike at some other large Mayan sites you can't go climbing all over them (it's for...  more »
  • Seeing the ruins reminds me of a house that has be left in disrepair. It was sad to see that a historical sight had been allowed to be ruined. That said, it was $3 for foreigners and $1 for citizens. ...  more »
  • Half an hour by bus from Santa Ana is located this beautiful archaeological site belonging to the period late classic, probably the most important in Salvadoran territory. Admission is $3, there is a small museum containing material found in the excavation of the site. The main structure of the place, a pyramid which was built on other structures of previous periods, dominates the landscape of the place. It is practically forbidden to the public access to it, although you can see it perfectly from surrounding structures. From Santa Ana, you can take the bus number 218, extremely economic. His visit is worth.
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  • You can climb the ruins which I found awesome. Next to it, there is a park with lots of trees and fresh air.
  • Great place and specially Mr. Guillermo, a pationate professorial guide with huge knowledge of tradition and the archeological places and history. Highly recommended!!!
  • interesting but small not worthy pay for entry. Everything you can see through fence
  • Hystorical place ... Hot weather....interesting place...
  • A magical moment. Got engaged to a wonderful woman there. A well hidden gem in Ell Salvador. A must see when visiting.

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