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Tazumal, El Salvador

4.1
#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
Ruin Tourist Spot
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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4.7
  • You can park in front and pay up to $3 dollars to enter. You can climb some of the ruins for a great picture. Small museum adjacent to learn a bit of history. Souvenirs are sold outside; always bargai...  more »
  • We visited here from Santa Ana and it was a cool experience. There is also a really interesting museum on site.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • One of the national treasures of El Salvador, a must see. Plenty of party and plenty of eateries. Make sure to try the Yuca con Chicharrones.
  • 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...!)
  • Tazumal? What would it be without 'Tazu'? Mal. I rest my case 1 star.
  • Omg so beautiful place I joined here with my family I just come from California to see this place in El Salvador
  • this place is okay if you haven't seen similar ruins elsewhere. the place has been 'restored to death'

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