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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

kilometer 35 along the road to San Juan Opico in La Libertad Department, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2270 9228
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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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kilometer 35 along the road to San Juan Opico in La Libertad Department, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2270 9228
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing and a beutiful piece of history, but definitely need more information posted around the structures, museum was close for remodelation but we don't find nothing about this in the Google website. They should keep posting notices in the site or...More

Thank Jazmin G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It is a diferent way the people live in small Mayan villages like Joya de Ceren in the San Sandres Valley, than arround the temples !! You shall visit the Museum at the entrance, and the Chaman house and the small houses as to know...More

Thank rossal00
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for archeology lovers and anthropology curious. The remains of a Maya village were kept with great degree of preservation due to the ashes and rocks from a volcano eruption. It's possible to appreciate the life of a Maya community, including...More

Thank D O
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was an incredible visit to a recently found buried precolombian city inhabited by an agricultural maya tribe in the VII century. The photos speak for themselves.

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

EC Tours offers an amazing all day escorted Mayan Ruins tour that will leave you educated and refreshed with the beauty of nature

Thank barjoja
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We stopped here before driving to the Copan Ruinas in Honduras. It was a worthwhile introduction to village life in pre-Colombian times. The ruins are well excavated and our guide spoke English so we were able to get an idea of what village life was...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was our first archaeological site on a small-group tour along the Ruta de las Mayas. The ruins were interesting, particularly because they were the first we saw, the ruins are of a farming community around 600AD (during the Classic Period), and the ruins were...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful archeological site. It's very well preserved and very tediously excavated. It's amazing the stories this site could tell. Very much worth a visit. We did this site as part of a full day Mayan tour and it really got us curious...More

Thank k10yoga
Reviewed 6 May 2017

In this area there are several archaeological sites from the Mayan culture. Buried under ashes from volcanic activity, this was a farming community. It reminded me of the dig sites at Xian or Ephesus or even Pompeii on a smaller scale, but still incredibly amazing....More

Thank DERtravels
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We visited here from Santa Tecla and were pleasantly surprised. It's a small site but what there is on offer is really interesting.

Thank KayleeShepheard
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Susan M
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Response from Ruth G | Reviewed this property |
Yo pagué alrededor de $5, pero los extranjeros me parece que pagan más. Aunque no es mucho tampoco.
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20 November 2016|
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Response from c17360 | Reviewed this property |
Hello minimize9, according to their website, they are open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. There was no mentioning of hours of operation on holidays. They are definitely closed on Mondays. Good luck.
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19 February 2016|
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Response from Quasimama | Reviewed this property |
Tues thru Sun, 9-4. "Foreigners" cost $3.