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Tazumal, El Salvador

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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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  • Located near the city of Santa Ana, this Mayan pyramid is an interesting example of the presence of this culture in El Salvador. There is little tourism and is recommended to visit it with a guide. There is Museum of site. No you can climb to the top.
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  • A unique experience truly transported to the ancient culture, not only had the opportunity to appreciate the ruins but also was able to visit a small museum with artifacts found 10 feet from where we ...  more »
  • We had a free day in Santa Ana and decided to jump on a chicken bus to Chalchuapa to check out Tazumal. The bus took about half an hour and only cost around 50c each. The site was only a short stroll ...  more »
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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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