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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

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Address: kilometer 35 along the road to San Juan Opico in La Libertad Department, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone Number: +503 2270 9228
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Excavation at "Jewel of the Ceren", a pre-Columbian Mayan farming...

Excavation at "Jewel of the Ceren", a pre-Columbian Mayan farming village, that was buried under a volcanic eruption around 600 A.D.

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Nice day trip

I go there often, walk around and enjoy the view. Take water and snacks. While youre there think about how indigenous people used to habitate that area. Its a safe place to go by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I go there often, walk around and enjoy the view. Take water and snacks. While youre there think about how indigenous people used to habitate that area. Its a safe place to go by the way!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like Pompeii, a unique archaeological site that vividly shows how an ancient civilization organized itself. A fascinating visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to visit this once farmland turned into an archaeological site. I have been there a couple of times throughout the years. So peaceful - and a terrific story to the place. It makes you wonder how many other villages and historical treasures may be buried under the farmlands that surround San Salvador and it's volcanos. Though the indigenous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park should have more signage and people willing to give tours, and gift shops and a cafe to rest would be A+, but in general the place is well kept and very interesting. Different than visiting large pyramids, gives you a better look into the regular pre-columbian american life. If you have the time and have an interest for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For archeology buffs interested in seeing an ancient site formerly buried in ash, this place is a must; for others, move on. The entrance price for foreigners (at 300% the local price) might seem a bit steep, so - again - be sure you're a fan of ruins before trotting over!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a recently discovered Mayan village which was hidden and kept in one piece through being buried by volcanic lava. The beautiful surroundings ( the trees are incredible) and teh informative museum add to a delightful little visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

For those history lovers, it is an interesting study of the way of life in the past. The walking tour was easy and fascinating. The national bird with a tail flies in and out of this area. There are also several exotic fruit trees including cashew trees. Just the cashew trees alone was worth my visit........JMHO.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is really a great place to go. You find a village of "normal" people and get a better understanding of their daily life. Usually you just visit the Temples. We learned a lot and even found out that the description on Wiki is not 100 percent right.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Excellent place to go if you want to know the mayas history and their culture! I took a tour and the explanation was great. Love it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This place is very special because you can see real habitation of the mayan. This is amazing since you can see all the details and something the luxury some important people had.

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