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San Salvador Layover Tour: Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén
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Another Glimpse into Mayan History

This is another archeological site of the Mayans, dating back to 900 BC. The mounds here are just the tip of the iceberg that will lead future archeologists into understanding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another archeological site of the Mayans, dating back to 900 BC. The mounds here are just the tip of the iceberg that will lead future archeologists into understanding the past. The mound area seems to be more ceremonial in nature, but there is evidence of residential as well. An interesting contrast to the Joya de Ceran site

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

There is a small museum that you walk through prior to getting to the San Andres site. Take some time to read through the artifacts in the museum to learn about the history of the site. There are some drawing that show what they expect the site to look like. There is also a colonial indigo production center that you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If one is nearby - and interested in archeology - then, as the saying goes, "why not?" It's certainly not Tikal...or Chichén Itza...or any other marginally significant site in and around Central America. For for 15-20 minutes...why not? (This said, note that foreigners should be prepared to pay 300% of the local price to get it -- worth it? Maybe...as... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you only visit San Andrés ruins, don't go. But as part of a day trip to visit Joya de Cerén , then is a goof option. Not spectacular and very feew buildings are aible to see, but is part of the history and i do not regret to have visited it.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I had visited the Joya de ceren prior, definitely recommend seeing both. They're fairly close by and compliment each other well. This is a beautiful are to visit with great information about mesoamerican history. I went during a school field trip day. A little noisy with the kids but it's great that they are learning about their history and culture.... More 

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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We went to Joya de Ceren earlier that day (and had been to Casa Blanca and Tazumal the day before), so we were well prepared for this visit, but according to us it´s the least interesting of the four sites. The obraje de añil was closed off because of some construction work it said (no action to observe), the campana... More 

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Ohio
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Visited this site as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) tour package. Fortunately we had a bilingual guide to explain everything to us. If you don't already have a good knowledge of the Mayans and/or have a knowledgeable guide you might miss a lot here. The pyramids are still mainly underground (i.e. to preserve them), so a thorough explanation... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This was a very nice and quite place to visit. There was not crowd when we went. It has a really nice outdoors setting. Loved the fact one can walk around around ancient Maya ceremonial and administrative buildings.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

This site is not far from Joya de Ceren, so by all means plan to visit both places even if your time is short. This is a ceremonial center; it was used off and on over centuries,at times temporarily abandoned due to major volcanic activity. The people who lived in Joya de Ceren were part of this ceremonial community. It's... More 

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Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

I agree that this place is not as big or impressive as Tazumal but this is 30-40 minutes away from the city while Tezumal is a good 2 hours 15 minutes away from the city (taking as point of reference the Intercontinental Hotel in San Salvador). If you want to see Mayan ruins and don't have the time to get... More 

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