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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 7468 5701
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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kilometer 35 along the road to San Juan Opico in La Libertad Department, San Salvador, El Salvador
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+503 7468 5701
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"joya de ceren"
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"archaeological site"
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"volcanic ash"
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"farming village"
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"small site"
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"maya village"
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"normal life"
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"shows how"
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"mayan culture"
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"great site"
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"el salvador"
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"daily life"
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"pre columbian"
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"san andreas"
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"nice museum"
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"well worth the trip"
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"latin america"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Maya site. The see the living quarters of Mayas frozen in time is a special treat. The site is very well kept and the staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank boyercharles
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This ruins are quite small compared to others but that doesn't mean anything bad. This cities are so interesting to learn from, Im happy I visited them. really recommended!!

Thank ljames334
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This place was not in my itinerary but was really nice at the end. The place is full of history, Mayan communities will impress you so much

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I hired an all day guide from Tours by Locals. His name was Roberto M. with fabulous English and sweet personality. We spent close to an hour here. The ruins are all adobe color, but quite interesting. Lovely flowers and trees, even dirt walkways and...More

Thank alicerabbit
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

You would definitely want a guide to make this worthwhile. Archeology buffs will love this. Those of us who are not so inclined will find it interesting. You have to use you imagination as a lot of the structures are minimalized by time. The replica...More

Thank Sandy N
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This was awesome. I came with my tour guide and he really made it worth the visit. The archeological find is super cool do to the fact that it’s far from pirámides and it’s more of the daily life of the Maya’s. Worth coming.

Thank Jaime U
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This pre-Columbian Maya farming village was preserved remarkably intact under layers of volcanic ash. It is often referred to as the "Pompeii of the Americas", in comparison to the similar village in Italy. It is a low key park. My visit was part of a...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Impressive archeological site. Good interpretation boards in Spanish and English. We went with a guide from Salvadorean tours. Highly recommended.

Thank JaneB27272727
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Good to do this if it is on the way to some other place. Nice and informative but I wouldn’t make a day of it.

Thank anjali n
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Great site not on the scale of more famous Mayan sites but provides a look at what the daily and social lives might have been like for an agrarian village.

Thank John 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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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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Tues thru Sun, 9-4. "Foreigners" cost $3.
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