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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 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to learn there were a number of Mayan sites in El Salvador! Joya de Ceren is quite close to the capital and easily accessible by bus or private car. They call it the Pompeii of the Mayan world and indeed the...More

Thank AVM2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re intrigued by history, lost culture and archaeology then take the opportunity to visit Joya de Cerén but early in the day when it isn’t so hot.

Thank Elizandrichard
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great visit, a lot of history and knowledge. If you wish to learn from maya civilization, this is the best chance. You will see their piramids, how they live, animals and food they used to have. You will enjoy it!

Thank Gaby_Andino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so cool to see how the normal Mayan used to live. The conservation is great, lots of security so safety isn’t an issue. Informative boards in both English and Spanish. We went there as part of a tour so I cannot speak to...More

Thank melissajjjjj
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The amazing of this park is that you have a close encounter with the real way of living of the commun people... What they used to eat, what they used to do etc. If you love arqueological places this is the place to visit...

Thank Beasacar
Reviewed 18 October 2017

In this place , can be see the normal life of the natives, the form, size and distribution of the houses of the town. Is a Heritage of Humanity. Accesible easy by bus, car or uber. The entrance has a pay

Thank cristalesavila
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing and marvellous place protected by UNESCO as a unique heritage of Mayan culture. Only one place in the whole Latin America where you can learn about live of ordinary people under Mayan rules. Definatelly worth to visit.

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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

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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.